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Molasses Crinkles

Molasses Crinkles

"We make these every year for Christmas and are always a sure-to-please treat."
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servings 79 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 79 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 3.4 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 11.7g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 0.7 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 68 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Cream the shortening and the brown sugar. Stir in the egg and molasses and mix well.
  2. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, cloves, cinnamon, and ginger. Add the flour mixture to the shortening mixture and mix well. Cover and chill dough for at least 2 to 3 hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  4. Roll dough into balls the size of large walnuts. Roll balls in sugar and place 3 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool for one minute before transferring to a wire rack to continue cooling.

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This is a helpful hint to everyone that bakes cookies that get hard the second day. It sounds like it won't work but try it and you will be surprised. If you over bake or cookies just get hard p...

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I'm not sure what I did wrong, but these did not work for me. I was looking for a think cookie that would spread out, like the photo, but they were lumpy and soft. The flavor was fine, but the...

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This is a helpful hint to everyone that bakes cookies that get hard the second day. It sounds like it won't work but try it and you will be surprised. If you over bake or cookies just get hard p...

These are the cookies my grandmother has made for my entire life. They are now my husband's favorite. They are the best, chewiest, spiciest cookies ever. I have made them hundreds of times in...

I made this recipe for Christmas giveaway - along with several others. I have been asked for this recipe many times in the past few weeks. It was everyone's favorite out of all I made. I made...

The first time I made these, my husband took one bite and proclaimed them the best cookies I had ever made...and I've made lots of cookies. Definitely would recommend this recipe to anyone wanti...

These were quite good, but with a few changes they were OUTSTANDING. Prepare recipe as stated, but make these slight alterations: 1 cup reg. Crisco shortening (no substitutions), 3/4 cup white ...

If you have never made this recipe, you will be thrilled with the results! I have been making this recipe every Christmas since my daughter was born (33 years) and now we are making them togethe...

These were very tasty!! I rolled them in sugar again after they came out of the oven. Made them for Christmas, and I will be making them again!

These cookies were terrific! They are the one and only mlasses cookies I'll ever make. They were fast and easy to mix up and were soft and delicious.

LOVED these cookies, recipe was perfect just the way it was! ( although i did not have cloves on hand so i just put in 1/2 tsp pumpkin spice)

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