Hello, everybody! It’s been a little while since I’ve done a family cookbook recipe, but as I said last time, my blogging schedule is getting back to normal so they should be making regular appearances once again. Even though I have fun with every recipe I do, I always enjoy making the family recipes so much more, so I’m glad they’re back.
I was particularly looking forward to making these molasses cookies. The recipe is from my great grandmother, who lived with my great grandfather on a dairy farm. Although I don’t remember too much about them, I do have a very vivid memory of my great grandfather trying to get me to milk a cow as a child – I wasn’t exactly thrilled with the idea then, but it’s funny to think about now.
I actually took a trip back home for a weekend, so I got to make these cookies with my mom! It was quite fitting, since the recipe comes from her grandmother, so it truly felt like a family affair. These cookies are quick to make and so yummy – I inhaled about seven of them as soon as they came out of the oven. They make the house smell wonderful too, giving me another excuse to make them again soon!
- 2 1/4 C flour
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 3/4 C butter
- 1 C sugar
- 1/4 C dark molasses
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. ginger
- 1/2 tsp. cloves
- Cream butter and sugar until fluffy.
- Add molasses and egg and mix.
- Sift other ingredients together and add to molasses mixture. Mix again.
- Form dough into a ball and cover with plastic wrap. Chill in the refrigerator for an hour.
- Form dough into balls, roll in sugar and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake at 350° for about 10 minutes.