Crisp Molasses Cookies

Drop Cookies
Christmas Cookies

  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter or margarine melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mace
  • 2 cups chopped pecans

Combine butter, sugar, and molasses in a large mixing bowl, mixing well; add eggs and vanilla, beating well.

Sift together flour, soda, salt. and mace in a medium mixing bowl; add to butter mixture, 1/2 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition. Stir in pecans.

Drop dough by heaping teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto greased and floured cookie sheets. Bake at 350° for 8 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Yield: about 5 dozen.





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