Remember when I decided to make cookies for my neighbors before Christmas and put them in cute gift bags? Well these molasses crinkles were the cookies that I suddenly started craving on my way home from work. They’re kinda like a gingerbread, but with sugar on top, and remind me of my childhood.
Due to the amount of bags I wanted to fill for neighbors, I doubled the recipe and spent that Thursday night making 8 dozen cookies and bags to put them in! Told you I was a little crazy..
- 3/4 C shortening
- 1 C brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 C molasses
- 2 1/4 C flour
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp ginger
- 1/2 tsp ground cloves
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Sugar (for dipping dough balls)
Mix shortening, brown sugar, egg and molasses. Mix the remaining ingredients in a separate bowl and then blend with others. Chill dough for 2 hours.
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Roll dough into 1″ balls and dip in sugar. Bake 10-12 minutes. Makes 4 dozen.
Edits : I found that baking these for exactly 10 minutes in my oven got them to the softness that I wanted – done around the edges, but overall a soft cookie. I also roll the dough balls in sugar, not just a quick dip 😉
Results : I’m not waiting years to make these again.. I’ll probably make some more for all the football coming up because they were so good and we didn’t keep that many!