“from my sisters cookbook”
READY IN:
45mins
SERVES:
32
YIELD:
32 cookies
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. 1. preheat oven to 350°F grease and flour 2 large cookie sheets.
  2. 2. in large bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, ginger, nutmeg, salt, and cloves.
  3. 3. in seperate large bowl, with mixer at medium speed, beat brown sugar and butter until light and fluffy. beat in molasses until well combined. beat in egg. with mixer at low speed, beat in flour mixture just until blended, occasionally scraping bowl with rubber spatula. with spoon, stir in rasins and pecans, if using, just until combined.
  4. 4. divide dough into quarters. with lightly floured hands, shape each quarter into 12" by 1 1/2" log. on each prepared cookie sheet, place 2 logs, leaving about 3 inches in between. bake logs until logs flatten and edges are firm, 13 to 15 minutes, rotating cookie sheets between upper and lower oven racks halfway through baking. cool logs 15 minutes on cookie sheets on wire racks.
  5. 5. transfer logs to cutting board. slice each log crosswire into 8 cookies. transfer cookies to wire racks to cool completely.

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