Pumpkin Molasses Cookies

I came upon this recipe the other day – from Nestle!  If you can’t find ‘pumpkin spice’ morsels, I would substitute butterscotch morsels, or just eliminate completely.  The pumpkin in this recipe makes the cookies moist and very hard to resist!

2 1/3 cups flour

2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp ground ginger

1 1/3 cup sugar – divided

1 stick butter, softened

1/2 cup 100% pure pumpkin

1/4 cup molasses

1 large egg

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 2/3 cups Nestle toll house pumpkin spice morsels

Preheat oven to 350F.  Lightly grease cookie sheets.  Combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and ginger in a medium bowl.  Beat 1 cup sugar and butter until creamy.  Add pumpkin, molasses, egg and vanilla.  Mix until well combined.  Gradually beat in flour mixture.  Stir in morsels.  Refrigerate dough for one hour.   Shape tablespoons of dough into balls and roll in remaining 1/3 cup sugar until coated.  Place 2″ apart on baking sheets.  Bake 11 – 13 minutes until cookies are set at the edges.  Cool slightly before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.