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Crisp Molasses Cookies

Yield about 5 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mace
  • 2 cups chopped pecans

How to Make It

  1. Combine butter, sugar, and molasses in a large mixing bowl, mixing well; add eggs and vanilla, beating well.

  2. Sift together flour, soda, salt, and mace in a small mixing bowl; stir into butter mixture, 1/2 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition. Stir in pecans.

  3. Drop dough by heaping teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto greased and floured cookie sheets. Bake at 350° for 8 minutes. Remove from cookie sheets, and cool on wire racks.

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