So many cookies that are made during the holidays tend to be heavy and sweet. This particular recipe is neither of those and because of that are one Hubby’s go-to cookies after a day of feasting on holiday treats.
- 3/4 Cup Melted Butter
- 1 Cup White Sugar
- 1 Egg
- 1/3 Cup Molasses
- 2 Cups Flour
- 2 tsp. Baking Soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. Ground Ginger
- 1/2 Cup White Sugar for rolling
In mixing bowl combine melted butter, 1 cup sugar, and egg. Beat until smooth
Stir in molasses.
Combine dry ingredients and spices and blend into molasses mixture.
Cover and chill dough for 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 375. Roll dough into walnut size balls and roll in sugar. Place cookies 2″ apart on parchment lined baking sheets.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes. Cool on wire racks.
This recipe makes about 3 dozen cookies. I like to bake a dozen at a time, and freeze the remaining balls for later in the season.
The deep flavor of molasses makes these cookies an excellent topper to a heavy meal — not too sweet, soft and chewy.
Half-way done with my goal of 12 different cookies for the holidays, and for this I am — Simply Grateful.