I have one last cookie recipe for you before Christmas and it’s a good one! My family has very few cookie recipes that are “traditional” in our family but this is definitely one of my favorites. They’re slightly spicy and perfectly chewy. We make these cookies all year round – not just at Christmas time. Look for a mild, lighter colored molasses for the best flavor. I wouldn’t recommend using blackstrap as it will give your cookies a very strong molasses taste. Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!

Molasses Crinkles
3/4 cup vegetable shortening
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1 egg
1/4 cup molasses
2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cloves
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger

1. In large mixing bowl, combine shortening, brown sugar, egg, and molasses and beat until combined.
2. In separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, cloves, cinnamon, and ginger. Gradually add to molasses mixture. Stir just until combined.
3. Chill dough for about an hour. Scoop dough using a #60 scoop, roll in balls, and dip in white sugar. Place on greased baking sheet. Sprinkle each cookie with 2 or 3 drops of water. Bake at 375 degrees until set, but not hard, 8-10 minutes.

Categories: Cookies, Molasses

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