- I love cookies; soft in the middle, crispy on the edges, always sweet. Preferably warm.
- I am a compulsive sweet-eater, so I only cook dessert once a week.
- Molasses, maple syrup, or any other smooth, sticky, sugary substance is my favorite for anything. Ever.
Needless to say, molasses cookies it is.
- ¾ cup margarine, melted
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 egg
- ¼ cup molasses
- 2 cups flour
- 2 tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp ground cloves
- ½ tsp ground ginger
- ½ cup white sugar
- In a bowl, mix margarine, 1 cup sugar, and egg until smooth.
- Stir in molasses.
- Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger; blend into the molasses mixture.
- Cover and chill dough for one hour.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees (f).
- Roll dough into walnut sized balls, and roll them in the remaining white sugar.
- Place cookies 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes, until tops are cracked.
- Cool on wire racks. Or, like me, eat immediately while whispering expletives. Perfect.
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