This is a deliciously soft, spicy cookie that tastes better on day 2 and beyond. I like to bake them up, let them cool and then store in a sealed container. The next morning they are most wonderful with a cup of coffee!
Molasses Buns1/2 c boiling water
1/2 c butter, melted
1/2 c molasses (I've been using sorghum we received from a friend's family near Walnut, MS - Is Molasses and Sorghum the same thing? I have no clue - but I do know that either works in this recipe!)
1/2 c. sugar
2 t baking soda
1/2 t ground cloves
1/2 t cinnamon
1/2 t nutmeg
3 c all -purpose flour
Mix together all ingredients except flour; set aside and allow to cool. Stir in flour; let stand for 20 minutes. roll into balls - about the size of a walnut and place on greased cookie sheet. Flatten balls with a spoon or the bottom of a measuring cup; bake at 375 for 10- 12 minutes.
Please enjoy all season long with a cup of coffee. Or cocoa. You choose! ;)