Molasses Crinkles

When I am in the mood to browse recipes, I sometimes turn to an old favorite cookbook.

Published in 1950.  A thrift store gift from a friend.


Molasses Crinkles

 Mix together thoroughly…

3/4 cup soft shortening

1 cup brown sugar

1 egg

1/4 cup molasses

Sift together and stir in…

2-1/2 cups sifted flour

2 tsp. soda

1/4 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. cloves

1 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. ginger

Chill dough.  Roll into balls the size of large walnuts.  Dip tops in sugar.  Place, sugared-side-up, 3″ apart on greased baking sheet.  Sprinkle each cooky with 2 or 3 drops of water to produce a crackled surface.  Bake just until set but not hard.

TEMPERATURE:  375F (quick, moderate oven)

TIME:  Bake 10-12 minutes

AMOUNT:  About 4 doz. 2-1/2″ cookies

NOTE:  I have used abbreviations and spellings as printed.  I did not grease my cookie sheet and they worked out just fine.

They smell delicious baking and taste even better.


8 thoughts on “Molasses Crinkles

  1. i love old cookbooks..i have a 1951 BC cookbook..wonder if the recipe is in there?? and i also have a 1965 Better Homes and Garden cookbook..thanks for the recipe..i am going to make them..i have not had a homemade molasses cookie in many many years..

  2. These are my dad’s FAVORITE cookies. I make them extra-large for him.
    I think your next GLH book should be Enchanted Barn. I’m re-reading it this week.

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