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Soft and Chewy Molasses Cookies

 Soft and Chewy Molasses Cookies
These cookies are delicious served warm right from the oven! I usually make them around Christmastime or on cold snowy days here in the Midwest.
24 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plus 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 2-1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cloves

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and 1 cup sugar. Blend in molasses and
  • egg. Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger and cloves; add to
  • creamed mixture. Mix until well blended.
  • Shape dough into 1-1/4-in. balls. Roll balls in remaining sugar.
  • Place on greased baking sheets. Press flat with a fork. Bake at
  • 350° about 10-12 minutes or until set. Yield: about 4 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 180 calories, 9 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 33 mg cholesterol, 201 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.