AppleJack has been requesting cookies for several weeks. At Christmas, a dear friend had molasses cookies--they were delicious.
Searching through my files, I have recipes for many cookies but not molasses cookies. I called up my go-to girl--Sis. Sis is a wonderful cook and has made enough cookies to feed an army. Once again, Sis came to my rescue and shared the recipe for Crinkle Tops.
3/4 cup shortening
1 cup granulated sugar
1 egg beaten
4 tablespoons dark molasses (1/4 cup)
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon ground cloves
2 cups flour (us Southern girls use White Lily)
1 cup raisins (optional)
Cream together shortening, sugar and egg until smooth
Add remaining ingredients and mix
Form into walnut sized balls and roll them in granulated sugar before placing them on an ungreased cookie sheet
Allow room for the cookies to spread, Bake 8 to 10 minutes at 350 degrees, being careful not to over bake. (They will not be chewy if over baked).
AppleJack gave crinkle tops a thumbs up--this means the recipe is a keeper. Thanks Sis for coming to my rescue. The fresh ginger gave the cookies a delightful flavor and I did not over bake--the cookies are indeed nice and chewy.
Now off to sew some HST for the Jo Morton Broken Dishes quilt.