Orange Spice Drop Cookies

  • 1-1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Organic Blackstrap Molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • zest of one orange
  1. Sift flour and mix with ginger, cloves, baking soda and salt.  Cream butter, sugar and molasses in a large non-reactive bowl.  Beat in egg, nuts and orange zest.  Stir in the flour mixture gradually.
  2. Drop rounded teaspoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet.  Leave about 2 inches between each cookie.  Bake until the cookies are golden brown (10-12 minutes).  Transfer to a rack to cook completely.
Recipe adapted from Woman's Day/June 14, 1978

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