This is a classic old fashioned soft (but not too soft) molasses cookie. Also known as Long Johns, Moose Hunters, Fat Archie’s & Lumberjacks.
1 cup sugar
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
1 large egg, room temperature
4 1/2 – 5 cups all-purpose flour, spooned in
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon each of ginger, cloves, cinnamon and salt
1/2 cup milk
In a large bowl cream sugar and butter. Add molasses and egg and blend well.
Combine dry ingredients and add to the creamed mixture, alternating with the milk.
Scrape dough onto a lightly flowered surface and gather into a ball. Flatten into a disk, wrap in plastic and refrigerate for an hour or overnight. (Add up to 1/2 cup additional flour if the dough is too soft to handle.)
Preheat oven to 350 F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/4 inch thick and cut into rounds (or preferred shape).
Place on prepared sheet, about 1 1/2 “ apart.
Bake 12-15 minutes.
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