Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

I found this in a recipe book that I had stashed in my room.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375º.
  2. Melt butter in 3-4 quart saucepan over low heat.
  3. Add sugar, molasses and egg. Beat well.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix flour, soda salt and spices. Add to first mixture.
  5. Chill, form into 1-inch balls, roll in grandulated sugar and place on greased cookie sheet 2 inches apart.
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes.
Most Helpful

This is very similar to a family recipe we make every Christmas. Our version uses shortening instead of butter, and increases ginger to 1 teaspoon. They are delicious with the perfect texture - chewy and crispy. Make sure not to over-bake or they are too hard. This is a great recipe to use for cookie exchanges or bake sales, because you can make dozens and dozens very easily.

cathyfood July 20, 2012