Sunday, December 4, 2011

Molasses Crinkle Cookies

The recipe I used for Molasses Crinkle Cookies is on the back of the jar of Grandma's Molasses.  However, I could not find it on the Internet.

This was a super easy recipe that only requires a spoon for mixing.  The dough is chilled and then you form balls the size of walnuts and roll in sugar.  Finally, sprinkles of water cause the cookies to crack and crinkle.

I used a small ice cream scoop that is about twice the size as recommended in the recipe.  I made 2 dozen cookies and the recipe says it makes 4 dozen.  These are delicious and have a soft texture.  The spices blend together beautifully.

Molasses Crinkle Cookies

3/4 cup softened shortening (use the baking blocks)
1 cup light brown sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup molasses (spray measuring cup with Pam for easy pouring)
2 1/4 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cloves
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
sugar for rolling

Mix shortening, sugar, egg and molasses.  Stir in remaining ingredients. Chill dough.  Heat oven to 375 degrees.  Roll dough into balls the size of walnuts and then roll in sugar.  Place balls on greased cookie sheet and sprinkle with water for a cracked surface.  Bake 10-12 minutes.

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