• Heat oven to 375°. Grease 2 baking sheets.

  • In a medium bowl, combine first 6 ingredients.

  • In a large bowl, beat butter, sugar and egg with an electric mixer on medium speed until pale and creamy, about 5 minutes. Add molasses and beat thoroughly. Add dry ingredients and beat on low until dough is moist and well combined.

  • Form dough into 1-inch balls (about 1 heaping teaspoon each), then roll them in granulated sugar. Place balls 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets. Bake 10 minutes.

  • Let cool on sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.


Recipe courtesy of Cookie Monster, world-famous cookie enthusiast; host of "Cookie Monster's Foodie Truck," a new-this season Sesame Street segment on HBO. Although he's often spotted with chocolate chip, he loves these spiced-up sugar cookies for the holidays!


"Me careful to use safety in kitchen. Always use oven mitts to handle hot cookie sheets. Oven mitts also handy to stop from grabbing cookies from cooling rack. Come to Papa, cookies!!! --Cookie Monster

Nutrition Facts

62 calories; 3 g total fat; 60 mg sodium. 9 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein;