Bill's Favorite Molasses Cookies

Karla Allen Recipe

By Karla Allen secondsister

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.


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Serves:
makes 30 cookies
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Ingredients

3 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
salt
1 tsp
cinnamon
1 tsp
ginger
1/2 c
softened butter (no substitutes)
1/2 c
brown sugar (packed)
1
egg
3/4 c
molasses
1/3 c
hot water

Directions

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Sift together dry ingredients, flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger.
2
Using mixer, cream sugar and butter till light and fluffy.
Add egg, then molasses.
3
Lower 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.
4
Very 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.