3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup white granulated sugar
1/4 cup (60 ml) unsulphured molasses
1 large egg
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 cup sugar
- In large bowl, combine 1 cup sugar, butter, molasses and egg. Beat until light and fluffy.
- Mix dry ingredients in separate bowl, add to wet and mix well. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate 1 hour for easier handling.
- Heat oven to 350*. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll in 1/4 cup sugar. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
- Bake at 350* for 8-12 minutes or until set. (Cookies will puff up, then flatten during baking.) Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets.
Makes 5 dozen cookies. From Pillbury Complete Cookbook