This is a recipe my cousin gave me when I got married 10 years ago. These cookies are so delicious. And my kids have fun rolling them in sugar! I always make them for a girlfriend of mine, they are her favourites! We are having them with afternoon tea today (or juice in the kids case) when my kids get home from preschool.
~ 3/4 cup butter
~ 1 cup brown sugar
~ 1/4 cup molasses
~ 1 egg~ 2 cups flour
~ 2 tsp. baking soda~ 1 tsp. cinnamon
~ 1/2 tsp. each ginger and cloves
~ granulated sugar
Form into small balls. Roll in granulated sugar.
Mix butter, brown sugar, molasses and egg just until combined. In a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, spices). Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in an electric mixer. Do not overmix.
Bake on a greased sheet at 350F for 7 - 10 minutes (mine took 10).
Note: cookies spread out so don't push down (keep in balls). Bottoms burn easily so watch carefully.
TIP: When cool, keep cookies in an airtight container because they will moisten and remain chewy!
~ From the kitchen of my cousin, Jennifer G.