Molasses Crinkles

Whole Wheat Molasses Crinkles - Finding Joy in My Kitchen*


Makes 4 dozen cookies


3/4 C butter

3/4 C brown sugar, packed

1 egg

1/4 C molasses, heaping

1 1/2 C whole wheat flour

1 C white whole wheat flour (you can also use more whole wheat)

2 tsp. baking soda

1/4 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. cloves

1 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. ginger


Cream together shortening, sugar, egg, and molasses until creamy.


Sift together flour, soda, salt and spices. Add to the creamed mixture and mix well.**


Heat oven to 350. Roll dough into balls the size of large walnuts. Roll in sugar.


Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet. 


Bake about 10 minutes, just until set, but not hard.


Remove from the cookie sheet and cool on a wire wrack.


Store in an airtight container.


And, hide it ;)


*Adapted from my college roommate, Kim. 

**You may wish to chill the dough for 10-15 minutes; this helps in forming the cookies.