Molasses Crinkles

Eloise Platz, Mother of Mary Ann Naranjo

A Pineywoods Home Health Care, Inc.

1 1⁄2 cups shortening
2 cups brown sugar
2 beaten eggs
1⁄2 cup molasses
1 tsp. salt
4 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. ginger
4 cups flour

Cream shortening, brown sugar, eggs and molasses; add dry ingredients. Mix well. Chill dough one hour. Shape into balls and dip in granulated sugar. Place on greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
Variation: Chill dough for at least one hour. Roll dough out on floured board and use gingerbread man cookie cutters. Frost with butter cream frosting. Great at Christmas.

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