Spice Cookies


3/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup molasses
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 cup sugar

Mix butter and brown sugar at medium speed of an electric mixer until creamy.  Add brown sugar, mixing well.  Add egg and molasses.  Combine flour through cloves and slowly add to dough, mixing until soft dough forms.  Roll onto plastic wrap, wrap tightly and refrigerate for one hour.  Roll dough into balls and roll into sugar to coat.  Place on a silicone mat on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until cookies begin to crack.  Move to a wire rack and cool completely.

Yield: 4 dozen cookies