Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Molasses Crinkles

Prep Time 1 hr 10 min|
Total Time 3 hr 25 min|
Servings 48

  3/4 cup shortening
  1 cup packed brown sugar
  1/4 cup mild-flavor molasses or full-flavor molasses
  1 egg
  2 1/4 cups Gold Medal™ 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 and egg thoroughly in large bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients except granulated sugar. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.

2 Heat oven to 375°F. Grease cookie sheet. Shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls. Dip tops in granulated sugar. Place balls, sugared sides up, 3 inches apart on cookie sheet. Sprinkle each 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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