These are a terrific holiday cookie, with all kinds of warm spices, and your house will smell amazing when they are baking.If you need to nudge the holidays along a it, a batch of these will do the trick.
Author: Katie Workman
1 ½teaspoonsground cinnamon
½cup(1 stick) unsalted buttermelted
¼cupgranulated sugarplus another 1/2 cup for rolling
In a medium sized bowl combine the flour, cinnamon, ginger, baking soda, cloves, and salt.
In another large bowl, combine the butter, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, brown sugar and molasses. Beat in the egg. Beat in the dry ingredients; the dough should be fairly stiff. Refrigerate the dough for about 2 hours.
Preheat the oven to 375°F. Scoop the dough up by heaping tablespoons, and roll them into balls. Roll the balls in the remaining 1/2 cup granulated sugar and place them 2 inches apart on a baking sheet (about 12 cookies per baking sheet). Using the bottom of a glass, flatten the cookies to about 1/4-inch thick, 2 1/2 inches in diameter.
Bake for 7 or 8 minutes just until set. Remove the cookies from the baking sheet and cool on a wire rack. Repeat with the rest of the dough.