Soft Molasses Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup soft butter or margarine
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 tsps baking soda
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp powdered mustard
  • 1 tsp instant coffee
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup unsulphured molasses
  • 1 large egg
  • 4-3/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup water or milk
  • Walnut halves or seeded raisins

Directions:

1. Combine butter, salt, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, mustard, coffee, and cloves in large bowl. Blend in sugar and molasses. Beat in an egg thoroughly, then add flour alternatively with water/milk. Beat until all is well combined.

2. Preheat oven to 375

3. Drop heaping tablespoonfulls of dough onto ungreased pan, 2 inches apart. If desired, press a walnut or raisin in the middle of each one.

4. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove to cool on wire rack.