Soft and Chewy Molasses Spice Cookies

Hmm...I should have asked Priscilla for the story behind these cookies. She sent me the recipe via a scanned image of a hand written note scrawled on a "Rimrock Resort Hotel" notepad sheet...If she sees this posting, perhaps she can enlighten us in a comment?

Veeerrrrrry soft. Chewy outsides. They may have been underbaked when I made them, but Priscilla had one and she says that's how it is. Ok! That's good enough for me!
2 1/4 C flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp all spice
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 tsp salt

1/3 C sugar (+1/2 C for rolling)
1 1/2 sticks of butter
1/3 C brown sugar
1 large egg yolk
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 C light molasses, unsulphured

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Whisk flour, baking soda, spices and salt until thoroughly combined.

Beat butter with the brown sugar and 1/3 C sugar until fluffy. Add yolk, molasses and vanilla and beat together.

Using a tablespoon or a scooper, roll balls in the sugar to coat. Bake for 10 minutes. Do not over bake, the centers will be soft! = Don't eat them until they are completely cooled!

Makes about 3 dozen cookies

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