How to Bake Molasses Crinkle Cookies

How to Bake Molasses Crinkle Cookies

Yields: 40 cookies

Preparation time: overnight

Cooking time: 10 mins

Ingredients needed to make Molasses Crinkle Cookies:

  • 2 ¼ cups all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup dark molasses
  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • ½ cup coarse-grained sugar
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp fine salt
  • 1 large egg
  • ¾ cup shortening, at room temperature
  • ½ tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

Cooking instructions for Molasses Crinkle Cookies:

  • Place the flour in a medium mixing bowl and stir in the ground spices, baking soda and a dash of salt until well mixed into a uniform mixture without clumps.
  • Pour the shortening into another large bowl and crack the egg into it.
  • Add the brown sugar as well as molasses and whisk them thoroughly until well combined into a smooth mixture.
  • Fold in the flour mixture gradually and beat them together until the blend thoroughly to form a soft dough.
  • Place a lid on top and leave it in the fridge overnight or at least for 3 hours to chill.
  • Meanwhile, position a couple of racks within the oven and warm it up to 375 degrees F.
  • Spread a sheet of parchment paper across 2 baking sheets and keep them aside until the dough is ready.
  • Scatter the coarse-grained sugar evenly across a large, shallow plate.
  • Split the dough into 12 balls and place them on the sugar-lined plate.
  • Give each of them a gentle press so that the sugar stick to their bottoms and arrange them on the lined baking sheets, 2’’ apart, with the sugary-side facing up.
  • Bake the cookies briefly for about 6 minutes and shift the sheets by 180 degrees before baking further for another 5 minutes or until the cookies are baked through.
  • Transfer them onto wire racks and set aside until they cool down to room temperature.
  • Store them in an air-tight container and tuck them in every time you feel hungry.

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