- 2 cups unbleached flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda, strained to remove any lumps
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon allspice
- ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger
- ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- ¾ cup butter, room temperature
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 egg
- ¼ cup molasses
- Confectioner’s sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment.
Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl and set aside. In large mixing bowl, beat sugar, egg and molasses until fluffy. On low speed, beat in dry ingredients until blended. Form 1-inch balls of dough (it will be soft) and place two inches apart on cookie sheet – these spread. Bake about 10 minutes, reversing cookie sheet halfway through baking. Watch carefully to make sure they don’t burn. Remove from oven and let stand for a minute or two before using a spatula to remove to a rack with newspaper underneath. Immediately sift powdered sugar over warm cookies. When completely cool, dust with sugar again. Store airtight.