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Grandmy Betty's Molasses Crinkles

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Ingredients

  • ¾ cup shortening
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cloves
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ginger
  • some granulated sugar

Directions

Mix shortening, brown sugar, egg & molasses thoroughly. Measure flour by sifting. Blend all dry ingredients; stir in molasses mixture. Chill. Roll dough into 1 ¼” balls. Dip tops in sugar. Place balls, sugared side up, 3″ apart on greased baking sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, at 360º, just until set but not hard. (Double recipe makes 3 cookie sheets full)