Chewy Molasses Spice Cookies

I have loved molasses cookies since I was a small child. My Great Grandma made them and I could have eaten them all day. Yum. I have a copy of her recipe, but this year we tried something new from Martha Stewart.

Chewy Molasses-Spice Cookies:

makes 36, prep 25 min., total time 1 hour 30 min.

2 Cups AP flour

1-1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

1/2 tsp salt

1-1/2 Cups sugar, divided

12 Tbsp butter (1.5 sticks), softened

1 large egg

1/4 Cup molasses

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350. In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. In a shallow bowl, place 1/2 Cup sugar, set aside.

With an electric mixer, beat butter and remaining cup of sugar until combined. Beat in egg and then molasses until combined. Reduce speed to low and gradually mix in dry ingredients, just until dough forms.

Pinch off and roll dough into balls, each equal to 1 Tablespoon. Roll balls in reserved sugar to coat.

Place on baking sheet about 3 inches apart. Bake one sheet at a time, until crackled and edges are firm, 10-15 minutes.  Cool one minute on sheet, then on wire rack to cool completely. Store in airtight container for 3-4 days.

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