Whenever I think of molasses, I think of this joke I heard once:
There was a mamma mole, a papa mole, and a baby mole. They lived in a hole outside of a farm house out in the country.
One morning, the papa mole reached his head out of the hole and said, "Mmmmm, I smell sausage."
The mama mole reached her head outside of the hole and said, "Mmmmm, I smell pancakes."
As the baby mole repeatedly tried to stick his head out of the hole to get a whiff, he became frustrated because the two bigger moles were in the way.
Unable to take it any longer, the baby mole mumbled, "The only thing I can smell is molasses."
Wa, wa, waaaaaaa.
3/4 c. butter
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup molasses
2 cups flour
1 T ginger, ground
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
Cream butter and 1 cup sugar until light. Add egg and molasses; beat well. Combine flour, spices, salt, and soda; add to creamed mixture, blending well. Shape into small balls and roll in sugar. Bake at 325 for 8-12 minutes. Makes 2-3 doz. cookies.