These cookies will change your life. I really can’t overstate how delicious they are. I make them for every fall/winter party, but they can really serve you well all year round.

I carried this recipe around on a sheet of butter-greased notebook paper for years before I finally scanned it in and tossed it in the cloud. Now it is yours forever. And an anonymous friend will be enjoying some shortly.

1.5 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter
2 cups white sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cups molasses
4 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2.5 teaspoons ginger
1.5 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon cloves

Cream butter and sugar together until fluffy. Add eggs and molasses and blend. Mix all dry ingredients together and add into butter mixture. Roll rounded scoops in white sugar and place onto baking sheet. Bake at 350 for around 8 minutes. Watch carefully as all ovens differ.

TIP: Cookies continue to bake after you take them out of the oven. If you think about it, a cookie sheet removed from the ovenĀ  is just a sheet of very hot metal. If you like chewy cookies, always remove them 1-2 minutes before you think they are done.

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