|Molasses Crinkle Cookies|
3/4 cup soft shortening
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup molasses
2-1/4 cup flour
2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cloves
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
Put the shortening and brown sugar into your mixing bowl and cream together
|I doubled this recipe, these will go fast, I highly recommend making bigger batches|
Add in one egg
then add in the molasses
Make sure everything is creamed together nicely
Next it says to sift the dry ingredients together, however I just added them one by one (I'm such a rebel). Add the 2 1/4 cup of flour, 2 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp of cloves, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp of ginger, and1/4 tsp of salt.
|Spices... they are the spice of life. (deep thoughts)|
Make sure everything is mixed thoroughly
Chill the dough
Once the dough is chilled to firm, roll into walnut sized balls and roll in granulated sugar
Place on a silpat mat covered baking sheet
|Silpats rock! If you don't have any it's not to late to ask Santa to bring you some for Christmas|
By the time you pull the first pan out of the oven, your whole house will smell like holiday heaven! The granulated sugar you rolled the chilled dough in bakes up into a shiny, shimmery topping. So pretty! I love the "crinkled" look the tops get, and I also love that each cookie is the same size and perfect round shape.
This makes them easy to stack high into a towering treat you can give away
Or, you know... eat warm off the tray with a cold tall glass of milk.
No judging people, once you taste these cookies you will be hooked!
This, by the way is a great way to use up extra molasses you might have around after some of your other holiday baking. Come to think of it, the last day of school is only two days away. While I had every intention of making all of my girls' teachers homemade ice cream like we did last year, I think I have run out of time. I'll probably be baking a couple batches of these tonight and wrapping them up pretty for school on Friday.
Go ahead and try these cookies and let me know what you think! Full printable recipe found here. Enjoy.