Here we are in Conneticut! The official nickname for Connecticut is “The Constitution State”, but it is also known as “The Nutmeg State”. This nickname is likely due to the frequent use of nutmeg along with other spices by cooks in colonial times.
We wanted to make cookies since it is the Christmas season, so we have decided to make Spice Cookies for Connecticut.
Cookies like these with molasses and a variety of spices are very common in the New England region. We hope you like these!
2 C Flour
1 1/2 t Baking Soda
2 t Ground Ginger
1 t Cinnamon
1/2 t Nutmeg
1/4 t Cloves
1/2 t Salt
3/4 C Butter
1 C Sugar
1/4 C Molasses
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Whisk together flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and salt. Set aside.
Cream together butter and sugar. Add egg and molasses and mix until combined.
With speed on low, gradually add dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
Form dough into small balls, about 1 T per ball.
Bake at 350 F for 12 minutes. Cool cookies for 5 minutes on cookie sheets before transferring to cooling rack.
(The 12 minute baking time results in a slightly chewy cookie. For a crispier cookie, bake 2 minutes longer)