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Old-Fashioned Molasses Cookies

Molasses Cookies
Nothing complicated about this recipe. These cookies are easy to make and even easier to eat. Great with a cup of coffee or tea or a glass of milk, they are loved by all ages.
  • 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup molasses (light or dark, but not blackstrap molasses)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon cinnamon, mixed, for rolling
Combine all ingredients (except additional sugar and cinnamon) and beat with an electric mixer at low speed until well mixed, about 3 minutes. Dough will be a bit sticky. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or until dough is firm.

Preheat oven to 350°F.

By rounded tablespoons, roll the chilled dough into balls, and roll each in a mixture of 1/2 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon cinnamon. Mix additional sugar and cinnamon if needed.

Place two inches apart on a greased cookie sheet. Bake 15 to 16 minutes or until slightly firm to the touch. Makes about 4 dozen cookies.

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