Old Fashioned Molasses Cookies
1/2 cup molasses
1/4 cup butter
1 1/2 teaspoons ginger
1 teaspoon baking soda
Combine molasses, butter, ginger and baking soda in a saucepan. Heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally until butter is completely melted. Remove from heat. Stir in:
1 1/4 cups flour.
1 beaten egg
Stir until well blended. Cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight.
On a well floured surface, roll our small amounts of cookie dough (about 2 teaspoons worth) to about 1/16 inch thickness. Place on an ungreased baking sheet.
Bake about 5 minutes or until done. Remove from baking sheet and cool on racks. Frost with confectioner's sugar frosting.