My college roommate passed this delicious cookie recipe on to me -- and it's become a family favorite. They are chewy and tasty... we often make more than one batch because they don't last very long!
Molasses Crinkles - Kim Torgerson
Makes 4 dozen cookies
3/4 C shortening
1 C brown sugar, packed
1/4 C molasses
2 1/2 C flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cloves
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. ginger
Cream together shortening, sugar, egg, and molasses until creamy. Sift together flour, soda, salt and spices. Add to the creamed mixture and mix well. *
Heat oven to 350. Roll dough into balls the size of large walnuts. Roll in sugar. Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet. (For a more cracked cookie, sprinkle each ball of dough with 2-3 drops of water).
Bake about 10 minutes, just until set, but not hard.
*You may wish to chill the dough... we didn't, but it can help in forming the cookies.