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Molasses Crinkles

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3/4 cup shortening
1 cup brown sugar
1 beaten egg
1/4 cup molasses
2 1/4 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 cup granulated sugar

Mix together all ingredients except granulated sugar. Chill 4 hours or overnight. Preheat oven to 350F. Shape in balls the size of walnuts and dip one side in granulated sugar. Place sugared side up on ungreased cookie sheet 2 to 3 inches apart. Bake 15 minutes.

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Reviews of Molasses Crinkles:

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  Nancy in South Carolina  Dec 18, 2011
Would make this again.
These came out great! You have to adjust the cooking time to a little less. 5 stars

  melissa in PA  Dec 6, 2006
Would make this again.
These were delicious. My 4 year old says these are his favorites (after the ricotta cookies on this site)! They taste like ginger snaps, but they are soft. They are very unassuming. If you saw them on a plate, they wouldn't stand out, but once you get a taste... yum! 5 stars

  A cookie baker in San Francisco, CA  Jul 4, 2005
Would make this again.
I sprinkled some sugar on the cookies and found it quite tasty. :) 5 stars

  A cookie baker in Greeley, CO  Nov 22, 2004
Would make this again.
Living in Colorado, I adjusted the flour down to 2 cups and the time to 12 minutes. It made a difference in the higher altitude and dry climate. 5 stars

  Judy in OHIO  Dec 23, 2002
Would make this again.
This cookie is very good - I also tried dipping half the cookie into melted white chocolate candy wafers and then lay on cooling rack to dry! Very good and different! 5 stars

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