Molasses Spice Cookies

Beat together until pale and fluffy:

3/4 cup butter, softened

1/3 cup dark brown sugar

1/3 cup granulated sugar (+1/2 cup for rolling)

Reduce speed to low, add:

1 large egg yolk

1 tsp vanilla extract

Beat until combined.

Add:

1/2 cup mild or robust (not blackstrap) molasses

Beat until incorporated (30 seconds).

Combine:

2-1/4 cups all purpose flour

1 tsp baking soda

1-1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1-1/2 tsp ground ginger

1/2 tsp ground cloves

1/4 tsp ground allspice

1/4 tsp pepper

1/4 tsp salt

Slowly add flour mixture to butter mixture until just combined.

Roll 2 tbsp mixture at a time with dampened hands. Roll in granulated sugar to coat.

Space balls 2” apart.

Bake at 300F for 35 minutes. Makes 24 cookies.