Soft Molasses Cookies

What You Need

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup molasses
1 egg
2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 cup water

Here's How

Cream butter with sugar by beating together until light and fluffy. Beat in molasses and egg.

Sift flour with ginger, cinnamon, and salt.

Dissolve baking soda in water. Add flour mixture to butter mixture, then add baking soda mixture, beating well between additions.

Drop by tablespoons onto greased and floured baking sheets. Bake at 400 degrees until cracked and barely set, about 10 minutes. Remove from baking sheets and cool on wire racks. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

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