Chewy Molasses Spice Cookies
2 c unbleached flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 tsp saigon cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground clove
1/4 tsp FRESH (or crystallized) ginger
1/2 tsp salt
1 c sugar
3/4 c unsalted butter, room temp
1 large egg
1/4 c molasses (get the good stuff - SUPER IMPORTANT)
1/2 c sugar for rolling (optional - but highly suggested)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Mix flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, ginger, and salt
Mix butter and sugar until combined. Add in egg and molasses and beat until combined.
Slowly add in dry ingredients, in several additions, just until combined.
Roll tablespoon sized dollops of dough into small balls.
Roll in sugar to coat.
Bake 10-15 minutes. Cookies will spread. Should be dark on dges and beautiful golden brown in the middle.