Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Molasses Cookies

3/4 C butter
1 C brown sugar
1 egg
1/4 C molasses
2 1/4 C flour
2t. baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cloves
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
granulated sugar for dipping

Combine all ingredients. Chill for 1 hour. Roll into balls. Roll in granulated sugar. Place on greased sheet. Drop 2 drops of water on each cookie to create a crackle effect while baking. Bake @375 degrees for 10-12min.

May be frosted with:
3 1/2 C powdered sugar
1 cube butter
1 tsp vanilla
canned milk to desired consistency.
Cream butter and sugar with vanilla and add small increments of milk till spreadable consistency.