Molasses Cookies

READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 24-32
YIELD: 72 cookies




  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • In 3-quart saucepan, melt margarine or butter over low heat. Remove saucepan from heat and, with wire whisk, beat in molasses and 1 cup sugar until blended, whisk in egg.
  • With spoon, stir in flour and remaining ingredients until mixed.
  • Transfer dough to medium bowl and freeze 15 minutes or until firm enough to handle. Spread remaining 1/4 cup sugar on waxed paper.
  • Roll dough into 1-inch balls, roll balls in sugar to coat. Place balls, 2 1/2 inches apart, on ungreased large cookie sheet. Bake cookies 10 to 12 minutes, until cookies spread and da rken.
  • Let cookies remain on cookie sheet on wire rack 1 minute to cool slightly.
  • Transfer cookies to wire rack to cool completely.
  • Repeat with remaining dough.
  • Store cookies in tightly covered container up to 2 weeks.