This recipe is from Shirley McNevich's Mom's Best Recipes Vol 5. Published here with her permission.
Don't forget to check Shirley's blog.
(by Shirley McNevich)
1/2 cup white sugar
1/3 cup softened butter
1/2 cup Brer Rabbit green label baking molasses
1/2 cup water
2 cups flour
1 tsp. ginger
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
Frosting: 1/4 cup softened butter; 2 cups Domino's powdered sugar; 2 tsp.
vanilla; 1 TBSP milk
In a mixer add 1/3 cup butter and white sugar--beat. Add egg--beat. Add
ginger, salt, baking soda, nutmeg, ground cloves, cinnamon--beat. Add
molasses--beat. Add water--beat. Slowly add flour--beat. Cover the bowl with
Saran Wrap and refrigerate the batter for 1 hour. After 1 hour, remove from
refrigerator and uncover. Drop batter by rounded teaspoonfuls on to greased
cookie sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 6-8 minutes. Remove cookies
immediately from cookie sheets to cool. Frosting: in a mixer add 1/4 cup
butter and powdered sugar--beat. Add vanilla and milk--beat. Frost the tops
of the cookies.