Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Giant Molasses Cookies

I tore this recipe out of a magazine a few months ago so I could try it for my father-in-law who loves ginger cookies.  I finally made them on Father's Day.  They are big and soft and our house smelled like Christmas while they were baking!  Kind of fun when it's 150 degrees outside.  We loved these cookies and my father-in-law was  delighted at the special treat we made just for him.
1 1/2 cups butter, softened
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup molasses
4 1/2 cups flour
4 tsp. ground ginger
2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground cloves
1/4 tsp. salt
small bowl of sugar for rolling

*Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Beat in eggs and molasses.  Add dry ingredients and mix well.  Shape into 2-inch balls and roll in sugar.  Bake on ungreased cookie sheet for 15 minutes at 400 degrees.

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