3/4 cup (that's a stick and a half) butter
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup dark molasses
2 cups sifted flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. ginger
1 tsp. cloves
Extra sugar for rolling cookies
Editor's Note: These cookies are great for a cookie swap or other holiday party. They look like ginger snaps, but are actually a softer cookie. They have a lot of flavor, they last for a few weeks in an airtight container, and they ship well. Enough said.
Preheat oven to 350°F.
In a stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar. Add egg and molasses. In a separate bowl, sift the remaining ingredients (flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves) together, then add to the sugar mix in the mixer. Blend together.
Form into balls the size of a small walnut. Roll in granulated sugar, then place cookies two inches apart on a greased cookie sheet.
Bake at 350°F for 10 to 12 minutes. Enjoy! -Diana
Submitted by Diana Bogue Contributed on: and modified on Saturday December 29th, 2007