>> Jan 5, 2012
3/4 c Butter, softened
1 cup granulated or brown sugar
1 large egg
1/2 cup fancy mild molasses
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp Baking soda
2 tsp Ground ginger
1 tsp Ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp Salt
1/4 cup Granulated sugar (optional)
Cream butter and sugar in large bowl. Add egg. Beat well. Add molasses. Beat until smooth.
In a second bowl, combine next 5 ingredients. Add to butter mixture in 2 additions, mixing well after each addition until no dry flour remains. Roll into 1 inch balls.
*Roll each ball in second amount of sugar in small bowl until coated (optional). Arrange about 2 inches apart on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for about 10 minutes. Let stand on cookie sheets for about 5 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool.