RECIPE: Molasses Crinkles

Molasses Crinkles. Image by Mark C. Peyko.

Molasses Crinkles, a classic cookie from ‘Betty Crocker’s Picture Cookbook.’ Image by Mark C. Peyko.


3/4 cup soft shortening

1 cup brown sugar

1 egg

1/4 cup molasses

21/4 cups sifted flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon cloves

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon ginger

Preheat oven to 375. Thoroughly mix together shortening, brown sugar, egg and molasses. Sift – then stir in – flour, baking soda, salt, cloves, cinnamon and ginger. Chill dough. Roll into balls the size of large walnuts.  Dip tops in sugar. Place, sugared-side up, 3 inches apart on greased baking sheet. Sprinkle each cookie with two or three drops of water (to produce cracked surface. Bake for 10-12 minutes (until just set, but not hard). Yields about 4 dozen, 21/2-inch cookies).

Stacey Adger 6-14ABOUT STACEY – Stacey Adger will share more great recipes during season four of “Homeplate.” Besides being a talented home baker, she is incoming vice president of the Mahoning County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society.

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