Saturday, December 6, 2014

Molasses Crinkles

3/4 cup shortening
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup full flavor molasses
1 egg
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt
Granulated sugar

1.  Mix shortening, brown sugar, molasses & egg thoroughly in a large bowl.  Stir in remaining ingredients except granulated sugar.  Cover & refrigerate at least 2 hours.

2.  Heat oven to 375 degrees.  Grease cookie sheets.  Shape dough into 1 inch balls.  Dip tops of balls into granulated sugar.   Place balls, sugar side up, 3 inches apart on cookie sheet.   Sprinkle each cookie with 2 or 3 drops of water.

3.  Bake 10 to 12 minutes or just until set but not hard.  Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.

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