Hands-on Time
30 Mins
Total Time
3 Hours 20 Mins
Makes 5 dozen

These easy-to-bake cookies have just the right amount of spice.

How to Make It

Step 1

Stir together first 6 ingredients.

Step 2

Beat butter and granulated sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer 2 to 3 minutes or until creamy. Add molasses and egg, beating until well blended. Gradually add flour mixture, beating just until blended after each addition. Cover and chill 2 to 4 hours.

Step 3

Preheat oven to 325°. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll in Demerara sugar to coat. Place balls 2 inches apart on 2 parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Flatten balls slightly with bottom of a glass.

Step 4

Bake at 325°, in batches, for 12 to 15 minutes. Cool on baking sheets 2 minutes. Transfer cookies to wire racks, and cool 10 minutes.

From Food to Die For, benefitting the Old City Cemetery in Lynchburg, Virginia.

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