Molasses Crinkles

Molasses Crinkles

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What says “Autumn” or “Holidays” better than the aroma of molasses and spices drifting from your kitchen oven? Seek no further than these Molasses Crinkles! These hefty cookies are full of cinnamon, ginger, and cloves and practically melt in your mouth.

I love how some cookies “crinkle” after baking and setting for a few minutes to cool. My grandma (who was a school cook back in the day when school cooks actually cooked from scratch) used to tell me that the crinkling came from using cream or tarter, or from sprinkling water on the cookies before they bake in the oven.

Neither of those things are called for in this recipe. So, I don’t know. I tried googling it but the definitions were pretty technical. Rest assured that these cookies will “crinkle” after you take them out of the oven to cool.

 

Ingredients Needed to Make Molasses Crinkles

  • vegetable shortening
  • brown sugar
  • large egg
  • molasses
  • all-purpose flour
  • baking soda
  • ground cinnamon
  • ginger
  • cloves
  • salt
  • sugar for topping

 

Instructions for Making This Recipe

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Gather your equipment and ingredients so that you have everything close at  hand on the counter or table. Place 4-5 tablespoons of sugar in a small prep bowl and set aside until ready to use.

In a large mixing bowl, cream together the vegetable shortening and brown sugar. Add eggs and molasses and mix well. 
Grandma's Original Molasses

I always buy Grandma’s Original Molasses, but if you have a favorite go-to, I encourage you to use what you’re used to buying. 

 

In a small bowl, combine all-purpose flour, baking soda, ground cinnamon, ground ginger, ground cloves and salt.

Gradually add flour mixture to the the creamed mixture and beat well.

Roll into balls the size of large walnuts. Dip tops in the bowl of prepared sugar. Place dough balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

Bake in preheated oven until set but not hard 10-12 minutes.

This recipe will make 3 dozen. Dunk these Molasses Crinkles in a cup of milk or tea for an afternoon or evening snack. And enjoy!

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Molasses Crinkles

Molasses Crinkles

Here's an old recipe we enjoy when we want something with a little spice. Baking these will make your kitchen smell wonderful.
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Course: Cookies, Dessert, Snacks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Holiday Baking, Molasses, Spices
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 36 minutes
Total Time: 51 minutes
Servings: 3 dozen

Equipment

Prep Bowls
Baking Sheet
Silicone Baking Mat
Cooling Rack

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 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
  • sugar for topping

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Gather your equipment and ingredients so that you have everything close at hand where you are working. Place sugar in a prep bowl for dipping cookies and set aside until ready to use.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together the shortening and brown sugar. Add eggs and molasses and mix well.
  • In a small bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, baking soda, ground cinnamon, ground ginger, ground cloves and salt. Gradually add flour mixture to creamed mixture and beat well.
  • Roll into balls the size of large walnuts. Dip tops of balls in the prepared sugar. Place the dough balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • Bake in preheated oven until set but not hard 10-12 minutes. Cool on wire racks. Makes 2-3 dozen.
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