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Friday, April 29, 2016

Grandma's Ginger Crinkles

How to make Grandma's Ginger Crinkles Recipe - An all-around country favorite, crinkle-topped ginger cookies are specialties of the Amish, Mennonites, Pennsylvania Dutch, Germans, Scandinavians, English, Irish and combinations of the above!

Makes about 48 cookies

3/4 cup vegetable shortening or softened butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup dark molasses
2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
Granulated sugar

Preheat oven to 350F (175C).

Grease baking sheets. In a medium-sized bowl, beat shortening or butter, brown sugar, egg and molasses until light and fluffy. In a mediumsized bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt.

Stir into egg mixture. Shape dough into balls the size of walnuts. Roll in granulated sugar; place 2 inches apart on greased baking sheets. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until tops of cookies feel firm; do not overbake. Cool on a rack.
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