Old-Fashioned Molasses Crinkles

Recipe by Eris4752
READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 36
YIELD: 6 dozen
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, cloves, pepper, and salt in a bowl until combined.
  • Beat together shortening, butter, and brown sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer at medium-high speed until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes in a stand mixer (preferably fitted with paddle attachment) or 6 minutes with a handheld. Add egg and molasses, beating until combined. Reduce speed to low, then mix in flour mixture until combined.
  • Put oven racks in upper and lower thirds of oven and preheat to 375°F.
  • Roll 1 heaping teaspoon of dough into a 1-inch ball with wet hands, then dip 1 end of ball in sanding sugar. Make more cookies in same manner, arranging them, sugared side up, 2 inches apart on two ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake cookies, switching position of sheets halfway through baking, until undersides are golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes total, then cool on sheets 1 minute. Transfer to racks to cool completely.
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