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Ginger Molasses Cookies

Servings 64 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups butter softened
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 6 cups flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ginger
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cloves

Instructions

  1. In large bowl, cream butter and sugar. 

  2. Add beaten eggs and molasses.

  3.  Mix well. 

  4. Blend in dry ingredients.

  5. Roll into balls about walnut size. 

  6. Place on large ungreased baking pan (cookie sheet). Do not flatten.

  7. Bake in moderate (350 degrees) oven.
  8. Start checking after 10 minutes. Bake until done.

Recipe Notes

“Bake until done.” Sorry, that’s the best I can do! I was fortunate to find measurements as my mom liked to use “a little of this and a little of that.”

Again, I used the terminology of the 1920s: baking pan for cookie sheet, moderate oven for 350 degrees.