15-7.JPGHere in Wisconsin, the leaves have turned all the gorgeous shades of autumn and have begun to fly, covering the ground in a crisp and colorful carpet while the temperatures take a frigid dip.

It’s the time of year that calls for my personal favorite cookie recipe. While outside the rain falls and splatters the windows, the gray fog and chilly climate drives everyone indoors, the aroma of spice that fills the house (forget candles when there’s Spice Cookies to bake!) is the cozy comfort of home on a fall day. Add the rich scent of the coffee pot yielding a steamy mug or two, and every chewy cookie is worth more than it’s weight in gold! 🙂 Really, you must give these babies a whirl!

Spice Cookies

1 ½ cups butter or margarine, softened
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
½ cup molasses
4 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon salt
Additional sugar

In a mixing bowl cream butter and sugar.
Add eggs, one at a time beating well after each addition.
Add molasses and mix well.
Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon ginger, cloves, nutmeg, and salt;
add to creamed mixture and mix well.
Chill over night (or place dough in freezer for 30 minutes).
[insert time to get the coffee brewing]
Shape into 1-inch balls; roll in sugar.
Place two inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.
Bake at 375 for 6 minutes, or until edges begin to brown.
Cool for two minutes before removing to a wire rack.

These are a hit everywhere I take them, so I guarantee that you will like them as well. Especially served up with your favorite mug of coffee! Dip and enjoy… and stay warm!! 🙂