Ginger Crinkles

Got the recipe from Lauren at Baking Away. Yummy – perfect for fall. I like how they’re soft inside.

2 1/4 cup flour
2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cloves
3/4 cup shortening
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1 egg
1/4 cup molasses
granulated sugar

Sift flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves together. Work shortening and brown sugar together until soft and creamy; stir in egg and molasses thoroughly. Mix flour mixture into creamed mixture and chill dough for about 30 minutes.

Heat oven to 375 degrees and lightly grease cookie sheets. Mold dough into little balls the size of a large walnut and dip tops in granulated sugar.

Place cookies sugar side up about 3″ apart on cookie sheets . Bake 10-12 minutes or until cookies are firm but not hard.

Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

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