Molasses Cookies

3/4 cup butter, melted

1 cup sugar

1/4 cup molasses

1 egg

2 cups flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

1/2 teaspoon each of ground cloves, ground ginger and salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon

extra sugar for coating

Combine butter, sugar, molasses and egg in a large mixing bowl

Combine flour, baking soda, cloves, ginger, salt and cinnamon in a medium mixing bowl

Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix well until combined.  I used an electric mixer

Dough will be sticky. Place in the refrigerator until the dough has hardened

Heat oven to 375 degrees

Remove from refrigerator and scoop out dough. I used my hands but you can use an ice cream scooper

Roll into 1-inch sized balls

Roll the balls of dough into the sugar and place on a cookie sheet, well spaced apart

Press down on the cookie dough, slightly, using the bottom of a glass

Bake for 8-10 minutes.  Remove and cool on a rack.  Serve once cooled or store in an airtight container.

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