Sparkling Chewy Molasses Cookies
2 c. plain flour
1-1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. sugar
3/4 c. butter (1-1/2 sticks)
1/4 c.molasses, I use blackstrap
1/2 c. chunky sanding sugar
Add butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer
Add remaining dry ingredients (whisk first)
Beat in the egg, and then the molasses until just combined.
Put mixer on low and slowly add the flour mixture just until dough forms.
Spoon 1 tablespoon of dough at a time, roll into a ball, then roll in sanding sugar to cover all sides.
Place on cookie sheets spaced three inches apart.
Bake at 350 for around 11 minutes.
Makes 3 dozen.