Mrs. Claus' Cookbook - Aunt Edy's Molasses Crinkles

Aunt Edy's Molasses Crinkles

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Recipe Details

Bake Time:
12-15 minutes
Tags: Fun to make with kids, Good for parties/potlucks, Kid friendly, Travels well


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


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

  2. Cream shortening, add sugar gradually and cream thoroughly.

  3. Blend in beaten egg and molasses.

  4. Mix together flour, soda, cloves, cinnamon and ginger to cream mixture. Mix well.

  5. Chill in refrigerator for 1 hour or more.

  6. Shape into balls and dip top in sugar, place plain side down on a greased baking sheet.

  7. Sprinkle each cookie with 2-3 drops of ice water.

  8. Bake 12-15 minutes.


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Bknorr says:

The cookie is awesome SURE ENOUGH. Easy to make and well worth the time to make them YUM

12/20/2015 2:34:45 PM

Jugro57 says:

A very good cookie. Do use the ice water, it makes the sugar pretty. I had to watch them carefully and take them out in eleven minutes. Even doing that, some still burned on the bottom. It might not be the recipe, it might be my new oven. I'm not used to it yet.

12/19/2015 7:15:12 PM

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