2/3 cup molasses (Grandma’s Molasses brand is best!)
2 large eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
3 3/4 cups unbleached white flour
1 tsp. sea salt
1 1/4 tsp. baking soda
2 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
2 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
In a mixer with cookie paddles, combine the butter, sugar, molasses, eggs and vanilla. Beat until creamy.
Mix together the flour, salt, soda and spices.
Add flour mixture to the batter, mix just until combined.
Chill for 6 hours or overnight (overnight is best!) Roll large tablespoons of chilled cookie dough in cinnamon sugar. Place 2 inches apart on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes until edges are firm, but middles are still soft and a little “wet” in appearance. Remove pan from the oven and let cookies rest for 3-5 minutes on the pan. Finish cooling cookies on a rack.