Betsy’s Soft Molasses Cookies

Stir together:

2 1/4 C flour

2 t baking soda

1/2 t salt

11/2 t cinnamon

1 t ginger

3/4 t cloves

1/4 t allspice

Cream together:

12 T   (1 & 1/2 sticks unsalted butter)

1/2 C dark brown sugar, packed

1/2 C sugar

Add and beat:

1 large egg

1 t vanilla

1/3 C un-sulphured molasses

Place 1/3 C sugar in a small bowl and working with 2T of dough, roll into 13/4 inch balls.

Roll balls in sugar and place on ungreased cookie sheet about 1 -2 inches apart.

Bake for 8 – 11 minutes until outer edges begin to set and centers are soft and puffy.

Cool cookies on sheets for 2 or 3 minutes before transferring to cooling racks.

Do not over bake!

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