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  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons Saigon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ginger

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In the large bowl of an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add molasses and egg, and beat 1 minute more; set aside.

In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger until they are well blended. Stir the flour mixture into the butter mixture with a large spoon until they are well combined.

Lightly grease cookie sheets. Roll teaspoons of dough into small balls between floured hands and place them 2 inches apart on the cookie sheets. Bake 13 to 15 minutes until the cookies are done, remove them from the oven, sprinkle with sugar, and allow them to cool 1 minute on the cookie sheet. Transfer the cookies to a rack until they are completely cool; then store in airtight containers.

Yield: 3 ½ dozen cookies

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