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    Molasses Crinkles Cookies Recipe

    Molasses Crinkles Cookies Recipe

    Baking 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

    Molasses Crinkles Cookies Finished Molasses Crinkles Cookies

    Image Credits

    Molasses Crinkles Cookies Recipe © 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
    Molasses Crinkles Cookies © 2012 Heather Johnson
    Finished Molasses Crinkles Cookies © 2012 Heather Johnson

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