Tasty Cookies

Molasses Crinkles

3/4 C. vegetable shortening
1 C. brown sugar
1 egg
4 Tbsp. molasses
2 1/4 C. flour
1/2 tea. salt
2 tea. baking soda
1/2 tea. cloves
1 tea. cinnamon
1 tea. ginger

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cream shortening and brown sugar. Add egg and molasses. blend well. Sift flour and spices and add to creamed mixture and mix well. Chill dough in the refrigerator. Shape the dough into 1 inch balls, roll in sugar and place on cookie sheet 1 inch apart. Bake for 12-15 minutes. Makes about 4 dozen.

H wanted to bring some cookies when she went to visit friends over the weekend. She knew what she wanted but had no idea where to find a recipe. I suggested she check out one of the cookbooks I bought a few years ago when we were in Pennsylvania. It’s The Mennonite Community Cookbook by Emma Mary Showalter. We’ve enjoyed every recipe I’ve made from this book. The cookies weren’t exactly what she was looking for but they were darn close. I think if she’d made the cookies larger and cooked them for less time she would have gotten the thicker chewier cookies she expected.


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8 Responses to Tasty Cookies

  1. Pumpkin says:

    Those kind of cookies are my absolute favorite, but they look very attractive!


  2. Natalie says:

    Oooh, they sound so tasty 🙂


  3. Lisa says:

    Those look amazing!


  4. Marilyn says:

    I’ve wanted a soft molasses cookie recipe for ages. Any I’ve ever made turn out hard and crispy. These look luscious! 😀


  5. Susan says:

    Oh, yum! Those would be perfect with a cup of tea!


  6. YarnyDragonfly says:

    They look so good I can almost smell them!!


  7. Cookie says:

    That title made me a little nervous but yum!


  8. Kepanie says:

    Karen, these look terrific. I am drooling.


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