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Ginger-Molasses Crinkles

Yields1 Serving

 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
 1 cup sugar
 1/2 cup brown sugar
 1 egg
 1/4 cup molasses
 2 cups all-purpose flour
 2 tsp baking soda
 1 tsp cinnamon
 1/2 tsp ginger
 1/4 tsp salt
1

Preheat the oven to 350?F. In a large bowl, beat the butter, sugar, and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg and molasses.

2

Add the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger and salt. Stir by hand or beat on low speed just until well blended and smooth.

3

Roll the dough into balls about the size of a walnut. Put some sugar in a small dish, and roll each ball of cookie dough in the sugar.

4

Put the balls on a parchment-lined sheet and bake them for 12-14 minutes, until they are cracked and golden around the edges. Move them onto a wire rack to cool. Makes 2 1/2 dozen cookies.