Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Molasses Crinkles

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 egg
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.


  1. Um, where have these been all my life????


  2. Do you roll in powdered sugar or granulated sugar? I'd love to make these!

  3. Roll them in granulated sugar :) I'm making these this week and hope to update with photos!


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