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Molasses Crinkle Cookies

Recipe By Sandy Cole

Prep Time

0 Hours 15 Minutes

Cooking Time

0 Hours 24 Minutes

Recipe By Sandy Cole

These are the perfect ginger-y treat for a holiday cookie exchange.

Serving Suggestions

These make a great holiday cookie to serve with Mulled Wine or Mulled Apple Cider.

Recipe Notes

*Regular granulated sugar also works for the rolling sugar, or use the sugar that falls to the bottom of a package of crystallized ginger.


0.75 cups all-vegetable shortening

1 cups brown sugar

1 egg

0.25 cups molasses

2.25 cups all-purpose flour

0.25 tsp. salt

2 tsp. baking soda

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Cream shortening and brown sugar together in an electric mixer. Mix in eggs and molasses until combined. Stir dry ingredients together in a medium bowl, then slowly add to mixer on low speed until combined and a thick dough forms. Wrap dough in plastic and chill in refrigerator for about 1 hour. Shape heaping teaspoon scoops into balls, roll balls in sugar and place on an ungreased baking sheet. Flatten each ball slightly and top with a small piece of crystallized ginger. Bake at 350 degrees for 7 to 9 minutes. Cookies should be soft. Store in an airtight container.