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Crinkles

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Ingredients
  Regular all purpose flour 2 1⁄4 Cup (36 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 2 Teaspoon
  Cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  Ground cloves 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ginger 1 Teaspoon
  Soft shortening 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Brown sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs), packed
  Egg 1 , unbeaten
  Molasses 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
Directions

1. Sift flour with salt, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger.
2. In large bowl, with mixer at medium speed, mix shortening with brown sugar and egg until very light and fluffy. Mix in molasses, then flour mixture. Refrigerate 1 hour or longer.
3. Start heating oven to 375°F.
4. Shape dough into walnut-size balls; dip one side of each into granulated sugar. Place, sugar side up, 3 inches apart, on greased cookie sheets. Sprinkle each cookie with 2 or 3 drops of water.
5. Bake 12 to 15 minutes, or until done. Makes 4 to 5 dozen.
Pumpkins: Before sprinkling cookies with water, flatten each ball with fork. Press a bit of citron into top, for stem. Bake as above.

Recipe Summary

Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Ingredient: 
Cinnamon

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