I was going through my recipes a few months back and came upon a recipe I got from a friend many years ago, I'd say at least 20. Anyway, I've been craving these cookies since I came upon the recipe, so when I went to go look for it again I couldn't find it. I put a message out on facebook to my dear friend who I got it from and she came through. I haven't made these yummy things in years and I made a couple of adjustments. One purposely and one accidentally. I purposely cut back on the sugar and accidentally used white sugar instead of brown sugar. But you know what? They still turned out great, I had to bake them just a minute longer than stated in the recipe. I will make these again and next time I'll follow the recipe correctly.
3/4 c. Butter
1 c. Brown Sugar
1 beaten Egg
1/4 c. Molasses
1 1/2 c. Flour
1/4 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Cloves
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Ginger
Cream butter, sugar, egg and molasses. Add dry ingredients and stir until smooth. Put dots of 1/8 teaspoon of dough about an inch apart on a greased cookie sheet and bake 5-6 minutes at 325°
Cool on a rack, cookies snap off if you twist the cookie sheet slightly.
Note: These should have the diameter of a quarter when baked, or else they will be tough.
Note: If you use a non-stick cookie sheet (or a well-used one) you won't need to grease the cookie sheet.
A word of caution when making these, use an 1/8 measuring spoon for the dough the size will be perfect, and by making so little cookies it does take awhile to make these...but they're worth it.