Posted by: Queen Bee 10-04-99 4:10 PM
Makes 4 dozen
2/3 cup butter (softened)
1 cup white sugar
1 level teaspoon each of salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom
1 tablespoon ginger
2 beaten eggs
1 cup dark molasses
1 tsp baking soda
5 cups flour
Cream butter and sugar together until fluffy. Add spices, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add eggs and blend well.
Heat molasses add baking soda stir well while adding this to the molasses as it foams up a bit then add to butter mixture.
Add flour slowly, mixing until a soft dough forms.
Chill dough 1 hour, roll out, cut out, and bake in preheated oven at 350° for 8-10 minutes
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