Whole Wheat Molasses Crinkles - Finding Joy in My Kitchen*
Makes 4 dozen cookies
3/4 C butter
3/4 C brown sugar, packed
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.