this recipe from Simply Recipes.
The molasses spice recipe calls for big cookies, but I make mine smaller, taking care to dip each ball of dough into white sugar. This helps to hold the sticky dough together and makes for a tasty cake-like cookie.
Later this month, I'll be teaching my U.S. History students about the Sugar Act, which occasions an explanation of the popularity of molasses in the American colonies. Molasses is still available, but in modern life we don't use it nearly as often as it was used 200 years ago. So that day, the students will get a molasses spice cookie, a taste of the past to spice up their very modern lives.