These spicy, soft cookies are perfect for a cookie exchange or just because.
3⁄4 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup sugar
1⁄4 cup molasses
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1⁄2 tsp cloves
1⁄2 tsp ginger
1⁄4 tsp salt
1 cup raisins
Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl until fluffy. Add molasses and egg. Mix well. Combine flour, baking soda, spices, and salt; add to creamed mixture. Mix well. Stir in raisins. Cover and chill for one hour.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Shape dough into 1” balls. Roll in granulated sugar and place on greased cookie sheets. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until set.
Makes approximately 3 dozen cookies!