This is another one of my holiday favorites – soft, chewy, bite-size molasses cookies. I can’t remember how I happened upon this recipe. I first made them last year for Christmas and decided right then and there that I would be making them every year. They are that good!
Molasses Crinkles 3/4 cup soft shortening
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup light molasses
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cloves
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
Mix shortening, sugar, egg, and molasses. Blend dry ingredients and stir in. Chill. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Roll dough into 1 1/4-inch balls. Dip tops in sugar. Place on baking sheet 3 inches apart.
Sprinkle each dough ball with 2 or 3 drops of water. Bake 10-12 minutes just until set. Cool completely on wire racks. Makes 5 dozen cookies.
This cookie recipe is very easy. The only complicated step is dipping each dough ball in sugar, then sprinkling the drops of water on top. The sprinkled water is what give the cookies that “crinkled” look. I hope you enjoy this classic holiday treat!