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Molasses Crinkles

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These cookies are thick and chewy. Freeze half for unexpected company.

Ingredients

1-1/2 cups soft shortening (Crisco)
2 cups brown sugar, packed
2 eggs
1/2 cup molasses
4-1/2 cups flour
4 teaspoons soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cloves
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons ginger

Instructions

Mix shortening, sugar, eggs and molasses thoroughly. Blend all dry ingredients; stir in using an electric mixer. Chill to form a ball. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Roll dough into balls the size of large walnuts. Dip tops in sugar. Place sugared side up on Teflon or greased baking sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes or until brown. Makes 6 dozen cookies.

Jeannette Stenzel
Osco



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1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
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