Grandma's Molasses Crinkles

Beware: these melt-in-your-mouth molasses cookies are as good as grandma's.

Yield:

Makes 6 to 7 dozen

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Ingredients

2 eggs, beaten
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 cup dark brown sugar, packed
1 1/2 cups shortening
1/2 cup dark molasses
4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cloves
4 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
Garnish: sugar

Preparation

Combine eggs, sugars, shortening and molasses in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, sift together remaining ingredients except garnish.

Gradually add flour mixture to egg mixture; cover and chill thoroughly. Roll dough into one-inch balls.

Dip tops into sugar and place on lightly greased baking sheets, sugar-side up. Press tops down lightly with a fork to flatten.

If desired, sprinkle each cookie with a few drops of water for a more crackled surface. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.

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Linda Leffel, Newark, OH,

Best-Ever Cookies

October 2012