Molasses Friendly Cookies

molasses-cookiesThese are as basic as you get. Good old molasses cookies.

Easy to put together, easier to finish off as the dough can be stored in the fridge for a few days and baked when you have the time.

This bake up hard, so they make perfect dippers. Think biscotti.

Wonderful with coffee in the morning.

So dig out that jar of molasses and get cooking!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 c. brown sugar
  • 3/4 c. shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 c. molasses
  • 2 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/4 c. granulated sugar (for rolling the dough balls)

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. In a large bowl, mix brown sugar, shortening, egg, and molasses until thoroughly combined. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves; stir dry ingredients into molasses mixture. Cover and chill the dough for 1 hour.
  2. Place granulated sugar in a small bowl. Roll dough into walnut-sized balls; roll each ball in granulated sugar.  Place on a very lightly greased cookie sheet.
  3. Bake at 375 degrees for a total of 9 – 12 minutes. Part way through baking (see times below), gently shake the cookie sheet and lightly press down on the tops of the baking cookies to produce a crinkled, cracked surface. {FOR LOTS OF SMALL CRINKLES: press cookies down after about 5 minutes of baking.  FOR LARGER CRINKLES: Press cookies down after about 7 1/2 minutes of baking.  Then continue baking until the total baking time of 9 – 12 minutes is done.}

SERVES: 2 1/2 dozen

NOTES: I imagine you can freeze this dough as well. I left it over night and baked the next day with no problems at all. I split the difference in the cooking time and removed and mushed them down at 6 minutes. Worked just fine.

SOURCE: The Kitchen is My Playground

OVEN TEMP: 375°

OVEN TIME: 12 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 c. brown sugar
  • 3/4 c. shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 c. molasses
  • 2 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/4 c. granulated sugar (for rolling the dough balls)

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, mix brown sugar, shortening, egg, and molasses until thoroughly combined. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves; stir dry ingredients into molasses mixture. Cover and chill the dough for 1 hour.
  2. Place granulated sugar in a small bowl. Roll dough into walnut-sized balls; roll each ball in granulated sugar.  Place on a very lightly greased cookie sheet.
  3. Bake at 375 degrees for a total of 9 – 12 minutes. Part way through baking (see times below), gently shake the cookie sheet and lightly press down on the tops of the baking cookies to produce a crinkled, cracked surface. {FOR LOTS OF SMALL CRINKLES: press cookies down after about 5 minutes of baking.  FOR LARGER CRINKLES: Press cookies down after about 7 1/2 minutes of baking.  Then continue baking until the total baking time of 9 – 12 minutes is done.}

Read more at http://www.thekitchenismyplayground.com/2013/11/molasses-crinkles.html#G4RwTMUwevCg8HYD.99

  • 1 c. brown sugar
  • 3/4 c. shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 c. molasses
  • 2 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/4 c. granulated sugar (for rolling the dough balls)

Read more at http://www.thekitchenismyplayground.com/2013/11/molasses-crinkles.html#G4RwTMUwevCg8HYD.99

  • 1 c. brown sugar
  • 3/4 c. shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 c. molasses
  • 2 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/4 c. granulated sugar (for rolling the dough balls)

Read more at http://www.thekitchenismyplayground.com/2013/11/molasses-crinkles.html#G4RwTMUwevCg8HYD.99

  • 1 c. brown sugar
  • 3/4 c. shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 c. molasses
  • 2 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/4 c. granulated sugar (for rolling the dough balls)

Read more at http://www.thekitchenismyplayground.com/2013/11/molasses-crinkles.html#G4RwTMUwevCg8HYD.99

  • 1 c. brown sugar
  • 3/4 c. shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 c. molasses
  • 2 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/4 c. granulated sugar (for rolling the dough balls)

Read more at http://www.thekitchenismyplayground.com/2013/11/molasses-crinkles.html#G4RwTMUwevCg8HYD.99

  • 1 c. brown sugar
  • 3/4 c. shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 c. molasses
  • 2 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/4 c. granulated sugar (for rolling the dough balls)

Read more at http://www.thekitchenismyplayground.com/2013/11/molasses-crinkles.html#G4RwTMUwevCg8HYD.99

  • 1 c. brown sugar
  • 3/4 c. shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 c. molasses
  • 2 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/4 c. granulated sugar (for rolling the dough balls)

Read more at http://www.thekitchenismyplayground.com/2013/11/molasses-crinkles.html#G4RwTMUwevCg8HYD.99

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2 thoughts on “Molasses Friendly Cookies

  1. I made molasses cookies for the first time last week and they were delicious! I had no idea how good they’d be and your recipe looks very similar. Yum! And I love your crinkles – they look so pretty.

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