These cookies are similar in taste to ginger snaps, only soft.
They are really good.
1 cup unsalted butter(2 sticks), softened
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup molasses
2-1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1-1/4 teaspoons cinnamon
1-1/4 teaspoons ground cloves
3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
3-1/2 cups all purpose flour
In a large mixing bowl cream the butter and sugar. Add the molasses and mix well. Now add the baking soda, salt, and spices. Add the eggs, one at a time. Make sure to get the first egg mixed in well before adding the second one.
Stir in the flour.
Cover the bowl and refrigerate the dough for 1-2 hours until dough is easy to handle.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Lightly grease cookie sheets.
You will also need a small bowl with some sugar in it.
Shape cookie dough into approximately 1-1/2 inch balls.
Roll the balls of dough in the sugar and place on the cookie sheets.
Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes. Cookies will be very soft, but that is OK.
Cool the cookies on the pan for 10 minutes and remove to rack to cool completely.