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Molasses Cookies - (Silver Palate)

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This cookie was one of the Silver Palate store's most popular. They are soft, chewy and spicy and stay moist, in an airtight tin, for at least one week.

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Ingredients

  • 12 Tbsp sweet butter (1 1/2 sticks)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 1 3/4 cups unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

Details

Preparation

Step 1

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Melt butter, add sugar and molasses, and mix thoroughly. Lightly beat egg and add to butter mixture; blend well.
3. sift flour with spices, salt and baking soda and add to first mixture; mix. Batter will be wet.
4. Lay a sheet of foil on a cookie sheet. Drop tablespoons of cookie batter on foil, leaving 3 inches between the cookies. These will spread during the baking.
5. Bake until cookies start to darken, 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven while still soft. Let cool on foil.


makes 24 large flat cookies

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