Cookies are my dessert of choice and the one I bake the most. I’m always trying new recipes while also counting on the old family favorites. One of those favorites is Soft Molasses Cookies.

This is an easy cookie recipe because it is a mix, scoop, and drop. So many of the other favorites are cookies that require individual care such as my rich, gooey brownie balls which require multiple steps and take most of a day to make.

Try these easy, rich, tasty molasses cookies for yourself. They’re great with milk, coffee, and tea.

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Soft Molasses Cookies

Ingredients

¾ cup butter, softened

½ cup white sugar, plus more for topping

½ cup brown sugar

¼ cup dark molasses

1 egg

2 cups flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 ½ teaspoons ground ginger

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

¾ teaspoon cardamom

½ teaspoon cloves

½ teaspoon salt

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large bowl, cream the shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the molasses and beat until combined. Add the egg and beat well. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed.

In another bowl, sift the flour, baking soda, spices, and salt together. Add the dry ingredients a little at a time to the creamed mixture.

Form dough into small balls. Roll into sugar. Place balls on ungreased baking sheet about three inches apart.

Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned and appear set. Let cool for five minutes on baking sheet before transferring.

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