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Molasses-Spice Crackles

HOWARD L. PUCKETT
Yield 40 cookies (serving size: 1 cookie)
The "crackly" texture of those brown sugar cookies comes from dipping the balls of cookie dough in granulated sugar before baking.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup stick margarine, softened
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

Nutrition Information

  • calories 40
  • caloriesfromfat 27 %
  • fat 1.2 g
  • satfat 0.2 g
  • monofat 0.5 g
  • polyfat 0.4 g
  • protein 0.5 g
  • carbohydrate 6.9 g
  • fiber 0.1 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.3 mg
  • sodium 62 mg
  • calcium 5 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 6 ingredients in a bowl, and stir well. Set aside. Place brown sugar, margarine, molasses, and egg white in a food processor, and process until blended. Add dry ingredients to food processor, and process until blended, scraping sides of processor bowl once. Gently press mixture into a ball; wrap in plastic wrap. Chill 2 hours.

  2. Preheat oven to 375°.

  3. Shape dough into 40 (3/4-inch) balls. Place granulated sugar in a bowl. Dip balls in cold water; shake to remove excess moisture. Roll wet balls in sugar. Place 3 inches apart on a baking sheet. Bake at 375° for 10 minutes. Remove from pan; let cool on a wire rack.