Old Fashioned Gingersnap Cookies
3/4 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup light or dark molasses
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground clove
1 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp salt
In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar.
Add egg and molasses; beat well.
Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture.
Mix well. Chill dough until easy to handle. Roll into 1-1/4-in. balls and roll in sugar.
Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375 degrees for about 10 minutes or until edges are firm and surface cracks.
Remove to wire racks to cool.