Grandma’s Molasses Cookies

For my first post I am giving away a great secret recipe! This one is adapted from an obscure Christmas Cookies cookbook that belongs to my Mom.


3/4 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tablespoon orange juice
1/4 cup molasses
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 1/4 cups flour
2 tablespoons sugar

Cream butter and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, orange juice, and molasses. Whisk dry ingredients together and stir into molasses mixture. Chill dough. Shape into 1-inch balls and roll them in remaining 2 tablespoons sugar. Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet and bake 8 to 10 minutes at 350 degrees.

My sister’s and I have renamed these delicious morsels “crack cookies”. Make sure you make an extra dozen for yourself. ♥


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