- 3/4 cup margarine, melted ( 1/2 cup works great)
- 1 cup white sugar (brown)
- 1 egg (2 egg whites)
- 1/4 cup molasses (1/3c)
- 2 cups all-purpose flour (1 White, 1 WW pastry flour)
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon ( and a little)
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger ( I added a bit of nutmeg, because I like them spicy!)
- 1/2 cup white sugar (optional)
- In a medium bowl, mix together the melted margarine, 1 cup sugar, and egg until smooth. Stir in the molasses. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger; blend into the molasses mixture. Cover, and chill dough for 1 hour.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Roll dough into walnut sized balls, and roll them in the remaining white sugar. Place cookies 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets.
- Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until tops are cracked. Cool on wire racks. Makes 5 dozen.
Tom and I made these last week. They are amazing! They are perfectly crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. This recipe makes a ton, but the dough saves great, so cook a batch, and save the rest to cook fresh the next day! Enjoy- and share.