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Molasses Crinkle Cookies
Molasses Crinkle Cookies are crusty outside and soft inside.¬† They’re slightly sweet and flavored with molasses, cloves, ginger, and cinnamon (or use ground nutmeg).¬†¬†Original recipe by Grandma’s Molasses. Adjusted recipe and photography by Beverly Davis for CornbreadMillionaire.com.
Molasses Crinkle Cookies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings
dozen
Ingredients
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings
dozen
Ingredients
Molasses Crinkle Cookies
Instructions
  1. Mix shortening, sugar, egg, and molasses.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, sift together flour, baking soda and salt.
  3. Add cloves, cinnamon (or ground nutmeg), and ginger. Whisk together until evenly combined.
  4. Chill dough in refrigerator 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  6. Roll dough into balls the size of walnuts or use a cookie scooper.
  7. Dip tops of balls with granulated sugar.
  8. Sprinkle each ball with 2-3 drops of water to create a crinkled surface.
  9. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper (optional). Arrange cookies about 1″ apart.
  10. Bake 10-12 minutes. Cookies will be soft on top and will seem half-done.
  11. Remove from oven. Immediately transfer cookies to a cooling rack for 10 minutes.
  12. Serve hot or warm.