When we had been married 10 years my husband asked me why I never made his favorite cookie. I said it was probably because I didn't know what it was. He answered Soft Molasses. I then went on "the hunt" for a cookie to please my husband. Finding several recipes, I have combined, deleted, added...developing my own. This is the cookie we have settled on. This summer we celebrate our 40th Anniversary.
all purpose flour
softened butter (no substitutes)
brown sugar (packed)
1Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Sift together dry ingredients, flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger.
2Using mixer, cream sugar and butter till light and fluffy.
Add egg, then molasses.
3Lower speed on mixer and add half the flour mix till blended.
Pour in hot water all at once.
Scrape bowl and beaters.
Mix in remaining flour.
4Very lightly spray non-stick cookie pans with vegetable spray.
Using medium cookie scoop drop dough on pans
3-4 inches apart.
Bake in 350 oven 12-15 minutes or till cookies rise and get firm.