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Amish Christmas Cookies



  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup light molasses
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease cookie sheets.
  2. Cream butter and sugar.
  3. Blend in molasses and eggs.
  4. Sift dry ingredients together and stir into molasses-egg mixture.
  5. Roll out dough on lightly floured board and cut into shapes with cookie cutters.
  6. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.

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