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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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