last night was the first of the knitting night classes at my house and i promised cookies! so i made a double batch of my very favorite holiday cookie.
i grew up on this cookie – a recipe passed on by my great grandmother. my mom made huge batches and stored them in the freezer during the wintery christmasy months. that said, i guarantee you that the recipe originally came off of the back of something – maybe blue bonnet? or crisco? but i’ve now changed that to good old butter… which might make them even more addictive.
~3/4 c butter
~1 c sugar
~1/4 c dark molasses
~2 c sifted all purpose flour
~2 tsp baking solda
~1 tsp cinnamon
~1/2 tsp cloves
~1/2 tsp ginger
~1/2 tsp salt
cream together the butter and sugar. add the molasses and egg – beat well. sift together all the rest of the ingredients. add them to the first mixture. when it is mixed well, chill it.
form batter into 1 in. balls, roll in granulated sugar and place on a greased cookie sheet two inches apart. bake at 375 F, 6-8 min.
and once again, i never make a single batch :)
enjoy and happy holidays!
p.s. and the batter? personally, i think it’s better than the cookies… mmm.