These are better.
· ¾ cup butter, softened to room temperature
· 1 ½ cups sugar, separated
· 1 egg, brought to room temperature
· ¼ cup molasses
· ¼ t vanilla
· 2 ¼ cups flour
· 2 t ground ginger
· 1 t baking soda
· ¾ t cinnamon
· ½ t ground cloves
· ¼ t salt
DirectionsThese are ridiculously simple, pretty much one bowl cookies (technically, three, but the second and third are small and super easy to clean).
Put the butter and one cup of the sugar into a bowl and mix with a hand mixer until light and fluffy. Next, add in the egg, molasses and vanilla and mix again.
In another bowl, pour in the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, ground cloves and salt and whisk until well combined. Pour the dry ingredients into the butter mixture and mix once more with your hand mixer until everything is well combined. There’s your batter.
In your third, smallest bowl, put the remaining half cup of sugar. Roll the dough into balls and then roll them in the sugar, covering the entire ball.
Place each ball on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and bake at 350 for about 12 minutes until they just start to brown around the edges. Move them from the sheet to a wire rack to cool (though these are incredibly good warm, too). This’ll make you about three dozen.