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  • Servings: 3
  • Time Cook: 1h 30m
  • Time Prep: 30m

  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/3 cup dark molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 10 X (confectioners') sugar
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Combine flour, sugar, cinnamon, ginger, baking powder, salt, pepper, nutmeg and cloves in large bowl. Stir in molasses and butter with wooden spoon. Mix in egg until blended (dough will be stiff).
3. Shape into 1-inch balls, using about 1-1/2 teaspoons per cookie. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
4. Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center of cookie comes out clean; cookies will crack . Remove cookies to wire rack. Roll in 10X sugar while still warm and return to rack to cool completely.
5 .Store in container with tight fitting lid when cookies are completely cooled.

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