Molasses Crinkles

Thick, chewy cookies with crackled sugary tops. Perfect for an after-school snack with cold milk.

  • Prep Time 1 hr 10 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 25 min
  • Servings 48

3/4
cup shortening
1
cup packed brown sugar
1/4
cup mild-flavor molasses or full-flavor molasses
1
egg
2 1/4
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
2
teaspoons baking soda
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1
teaspoon ground ginger
1/2
teaspoon ground cloves
1/4
teaspoon salt
Granulated sugar

  • 1 Mix shortening, brown sugar, molasses and egg thoroughly in large bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients except granulated sugar. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
  • 2 Heat oven to 375°F. Grease cookie sheet. Shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls. Dip tops in granulated sugar. Place balls, sugared sides up, 3 inches apart on cookie sheet. Sprinkle each with 2 or 3 drops of water.
  • 3 Bake 10 to 12 minutes or just until set but not hard. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
100
(
Calories from Fat
45 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5 g
5 %
(Saturated Fat
1 g,
1 %
),
Cholesterol
5 mg
5 %;
Sodium
90 mg
90 %;
Total Carbohydrate
13 g
13 %
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
1 g
1 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.