Molasses Crinkles

  • Yield 5 dozen

These molasses cookies will take you back in time--they are just like Grandmother used to make.


3/4 cup shortening
1 cup brown sugar
1 -- egg
1/4 cup molasses
2 1/4 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
-- granulated sugar


  1. Cream shortening and sugar. 
  2. Add egg and molasses.  Beat well.
  3. Shape dough into 1-inch balls.  Roll each in granulated sugar.
  4. Place on a lightly greased cookie sheet.  Sprinkle with a few drops of water, just wet your hand and shake it over teh cookies.
  5. Bake at 375F for 10 to 12 minutes.

Recipe reprinted with permission from The Junior League of Rochester’s Applehood and Motherpie (Rochester, New York, 1981).




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