For these cookies, you’re going to need an egg yolk, butter, sugar, molasses, flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and nutmeg.
Place the dough on a sheet of wax paper or plastic wrap
and then place another sheet on top.
roll dough to 1/4″ thick
and chill for 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 350. Remove the dough from the refrigerator and cut in desired shapes with cookie cutters.
Place cookies 2″ apart on a baking sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes. If you bake them on the short end they will stay soft and chewy and if you bake them on the longer end they will be nice and crispy. They’re great either way!
- 1 c. butter
- 1 c. sugar
- 1 c. molasses
- 2 egg yolks
- 4 c. flour
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. cloves
- 1 tsp. ginger
- 1 tsp. nutmeg
- Cream butter and sugar. Add molasses and egg yolk. In a medium bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Add flour mixture to butter mixture. Chill for at least an hour. It's a fairly sticky dough so you might need to chill it a little longer.
- Preheat oven to 350. Roll dough to 1/4" thick and cut with cookie cutters. Place cookies 2" apart on a baking sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes. If you bake them on the short end they will stay soft and chewy and if you bake them on the longer end they will be nice and crispy. They're great either way!
- Allow to cool about 5 minutes on pan and then transfer to wire rack and cool completely. Once they're cooled you can decorate your heart out.