You are here: Home » Recipes » Molasses Crackle Cookies Molasses Crackle Cookies Kitchen Tested Yield 2 dozens Prep 10 minutes Cook 30 minutes Somewhat chewy, but not too soft, the Molasses Crackle Cookies are real beauties. Teresa Blackburn PrintEmail Dip the balls of dough into cold water then sugar. The sugar sticks to the wet dough in irregular clumps, creating the "dried mud" appearance when the cookies are baked. Ingredients 1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening1/4 cup butter1 cup packed brown sugar1 egg1/3 cup molasses2 cups all-purpose flour2 teaspoons baking soda1 teaspoon salt2 teaspoons ground cinnamon1 teaspoon ground ginger1/2 teaspoon ground cloves (optional) Ice water1/2 cup granulated sugar Instructions Preheat oven to 350F. Combine shortening, butter and brown sugar; beat until fluffy. Add egg and molasses; beat well. Add flour and baking soda, salt and spices; beat until well combined. Chill at least 1 hour. Roll dough into walnut-size balls; dip in ice water and then granulated sugar. Place on baking sheet at least 2 inches apart (cookies will spread). Bake 10 to 15 minutes. Recipe by Jill Melton. For a complete menu featuring Molasses Crackle Cookies, along with 11 more simple menus for year round entertaining, check out our Supper Club Menus Recipe App for the iPad on iTunes.