Framed Cooks by a really nice lady and wonderful photographer named Kate. There she had posted her grandmother's recipe for molasses cookies, along with photos that told me these were just the cookies I had been dreaming about. Better yet, there were relatively few ingredients and I had them all on hand. It seemed like fate was leading me to the coveted cookies; we were supposed to be together.
Grandma's Molasses Cookies
Courtesy of Kate Morgan Jackson (whose grandmother attributes them to Fanny Farmer)
• 3/4 cup melted butter
• 1 cup sugar
• 1/4 cup molasses
• 1 egg
• 2 cups flour
• 2 teaspoons baking soda
• 1/2 teaspoon each of ground cloves, ginger and salt
• 1 teaspoon cinnamon
• Extra sugar for rolling
1. Combine butter, sugar, molasses and egg in large mixing bowl
2. Combine flour, baking soda and spices in medium bowl
3. Add flour mixture to butter mixture and stir until well combined
4. Put in refrigerator until dough has hardened.
5. Scoop out dough (I find an ice cream scoop works well for this) and roll into 1 inch balls
6. Roll balls in sugar and place on cookie sheet, well-spaced apart
7. Press down slightly on cookie dough with the bottom of a glass or jar
8. Bake for 8-10 minutes in a 375 degree oven. Cool on rack.
In case you were wondering, the cookies are cat-approved.