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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.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    about 4 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plus 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 large egg
  • 2-1/2 cups 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.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 180 calories, 9g fat (6g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 201mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.
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