Monday, January 18, 2010

Molasses Crinkle Cookies


3/4 cup butter, melted
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup molasses
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 cup white sugar


In a mixing bowl combine melted margarine, brown sugar and egg and beat until smooth. Add molasses and beat another minute.

Mix together flour, baking soda, salt, and spices, add to the molasses mixture and mix well.

Cover and chill dough at least one hour.

Roll dough into 1" balls and roll them in the white sugar. Place about 2" apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 8-10 minutes at 375 until tops are cracked. Allow to cool on wire racks.

Makes about 3 dozen cookies - these last quite awhile in a sealed container and freeze well.