Molasses Cookies

Today is my brother’s birthday. Usually I am the cake maker, but since we won’t see them until Christmas Day. I just decided to make him his favorite cookies to take home.  My Grandma used to make Molasses Cookies and my brother loved them. So when I found this recipe, I had to see if they were as good as Grandma’s.  I don’t know if they are, but they are excellent! A keeper, unless someone has Grandma’s recipe!

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Molasses Cookies 

3/4 cup margarine, melted
1 cup white sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup molasses
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 cup white sugar

1. In a medium bowl, mix together the melted margarine, 1 cup sugar, and egg until smooth. Stir in the molasses. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger; blend into the molasses mixture. Cover, and chill dough for 1 hour.
2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Roll dough into walnut sized balls, and roll them in the remaining white sugar. Place cookies 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets.
3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until tops are cracked. Cool on wire racks.

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