Source: Betty Crocker® Cookbook

Molasses Crinkles
Thick, chewy cookies with crackled sugary tops. Perfect for an after-school snack with cold milk.
Rating:
Serves: makes 4 dozen cookies
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes

 

 
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.