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Soft & Chewy Molasses Crinkles

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Category: Desserts

 Ingredients List

  • 1 c. sugar
  • ¾ c. shortening
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ c. molasses
  • 2 c. flour
  • 1 ¾ t. baking soda
  • 1 t. ground cinnamon
  • 1 t. ground ginger
  • 1 t. ground cloves
  • ½ t. salt
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  • Make the Cinnamon Sugar by stirring together:
  • ¾ c. sugar
  • 1 ”“ 2 t. cinnamon


With an electric mixer, cream together the sugar and shortening. Add egg and beat until light and fluffy. Add the molasses and mix until combined.

In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt. Stir together. Mix the dry ingredients into the creamed mixture.

Chill the dough several hours or overnight.

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After the dough has chilled, roll the chilled dough into 1” balls and then roll the balls in cinnamon sugar. Place the balls of dough onto an ungreased parchment lined baking sheet 2” apart (they will spread.) Bake at 375° for 8 ”“ 10 minutes. Do not allow the cookies to brown or they will become hard! Allow the cookies to remain on the baking sheet for 2 minutes after removing from the oven. Then transfer cookies from the baking sheet with a metal spatula to a wire rack for cooling.

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