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Molasses Sugar Cookies                        Aunt Ethel (Johnson)

3/4 cup butter                        2 tsp. baking soda

1 cup sugar                        1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 cup molasses                        1/2 teaspoon cloves

1 egg                        1/2 teaspoon ginger

2 cups flour sifted                        1/2 teaspoon salt


Cream butter and sugar, add molasses and egg.  Beat well.  Sift together flour, soda, salt and spices.  Add to first mixture and beat well.  Chill.  Form into 1 inch balls.  Roll in sugar.  Place on well greased cookie sheet 2 inches apart.  Bake 375 degrees for 8 ‑ 10 minutes ‑ (25 to 30 cookies).