Thursday, February 5, 2009

Mrs. B's Molasses Crinkles

Mrs. B's Molasses Crinkles
Adapted from Molly Katzen's Still Life with Menu
From: gardentraveler

1/2 c butter
1/4 c dark molasses (original recipe calls for blackstrap)
1 c sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon ground ginger
2 c unbleached flour
small amount additional sugar for coating cookies

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Lightly grease cookie sheet.

Melt butter and place in mixing bowl. Beat in molasses and 1 c sugar. Add beaten egg.

Sift together remaining dry ingredients, then add to molasses mixture and stir until well combined.

Form 1 1/2 balls of dough, roll them in extra sugar, and place on cookie sheet.

Bake for 12-15 minutes, until firm to touch. Place on rack to cool

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