Sugar and Spice Cookies
1 1/3 cups packed brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp allspice
1/8 tsp cloves
2 3/4 cups flour (spooned into measuring cups and leveled)
1 1/2 tablespoon molasses
Cinnamon/Sugar mixture for sprinkling
Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and prepare baking sheets by covering with parchment paper.
Cream together the butter and brown sugar, something I've discovered with cooking at home is that if you don't cream the mixture long enough your cookies will turn out flat like papers, so you probably want to cream them for 4-5 minutes. Meanwhile, combine dry ingredients in a medium bowl and whisk together.
When the butter and sugar is creamed, add molasses and egg and mix until just combined. Then add dry ingredients, usually I'll do this about half at a time to make sure the everything gets mixed together well. Scoop with a small cookie scoop. Sprinkle with cinnamon/sugar mixture.
Bake for 6 to 8 minutes, until they have crackles across the top. Allow to cool on baking sheets for 3-5 minutes so they are easier to move to cooling racks. Makes about 2 1/2 dozen.