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Molasses Crinkles Cookies Recipe

Molasses Crinkles CookiesBaking cookies is a Christmas tradition in my family. Even though my daughter is not quite a year old, I am already starting the tradition with her. Just the other day, she and I baked a batch of molasses crinkles cookies together. Mostly she helped me by dragging all my pots and pans and all the rags out of the two cabinets that she can open, but she also helped me by tasting the cookie dough. And, yes, I used pasteurized eggs, so the dough was safe to eat.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup of shortening or butter
  • 1/4 cup of molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/4 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • white sugar

Directions

  1. Combine the brown sugar, shortening or butter, molasses, and egg in a large bowl with a mixer.
  2. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and salt in a separate bowl.
  3. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for an hour.
  5. Preheat the oven to 375º.
  6. Shape the cookie dough into 1-inch balls.
  7. Roll the cookie dough balls in the extra sugar. (Use colored sugar for more festive cookies!)
  8. Place the sugared cookie dough balls about 3-inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  9. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
  10. Immediately remove the baked cookies from the cookie sheet.
  11. Allow to cool.
  12. Store in an airtight container.

Measuring the Brown Sugar Brown Sugar for Molasses Crinkles Cookies

Adding the Shortening to the Molasses Crinkles Cookies Dough Adding the Molasses to the Molasses Crinkles Cookies Dough

Pasteurized Egg Mixing the Wet Ingredients for the Molasses Crinkles Cookies Dough

Combining the Dry Ingredients for the Molasses Crinkles Cookies Dough Adding the Dry Ingredients to the Molasses Crinkles Cookies Dough

Molasses Crinkles Dough White, Red, and Green Sugar

Rolling the Dough Balls in Sugar Unbaked Molasses Crinkles Cookies

Baking the Molasses Crinkles Cookies Baked Molasses Crinkles Cookies

Finished Molasses Crinkles Cookies

Image Credits

Molasses Crinkles Cookies © 2012 Heather Johnson
Measuring the Brown Sugar © 2012 Heather Johnson
Brown Sugar for Molasses Crinkles Cookies © 2012 Heather Johnson
Adding the Shortening to the Molasses Crinkles Cookies Dough © 2012 Heather Johnson
Adding the Molasses to the Molasses Crinkles Cookies Dough © 2012 Heather Johnson
Pasteurized Egg © 2012 Heather Johnson
Mixing the Wet Ingredients for the Molasses Crinkles Cookies Dough © 2012 Heather Johnson
Combining the Dry Ingredients for the Molasses Crinkles Cookies Dough © 2012 Heather Johnson
Adding the Dry Ingredients to the Molasses Crinkles Cookies Dough © 2012 Heather Johnson
Molasses Crinkles Dough © 2012 Heather Johnson
White, Red, and Green Sugar © 2012 Heather Johnson
Rolling the Dough Balls in Sugar © 2012 Heather Johnson
Unbaked Molasses Crinkles Cookies © 2012 Heather Johnson
Baking the Molasses Crinkles Cookies © 2012 Heather Johnson
Baked Molasses Crinkles Cookies © 2012 Heather Johnson
Finished Molasses Crinkles Cookies © 2012 Heather Johnson

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