Thursday, August 04, 2016

Molasses Crinkles

I made these for Vincent as he had said they were a favorite.  Erika (my sister-in-law) has also declared these as her new favorite. 

Molasses Crinkles
Modified from Betty Crocker

3/4 cup shortening
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1 egg
2 1/4 cup flour
2 tsp taking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp cloves
1/4 tsp salt
granulated sugar

Mix shortening, brown sugar, molasses and egg thoroughly.  Stir in rest of ingredients except the extra sugar.  Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.

Preheat oven to 375.  Shape dough into balls and dip tops into the extra granulated sugar.  Place balls, sugared sides up on cooking sheet.  (Sprinkle with water....I tried this, but couldn't see that this made that much of a difference.)

Bake 10-12 minutes or until set, but not hard.  Cool on a wire rack.

Makes 4 dozen cookies (I didn't get quite this much, but then I tend to make big cookies). 

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