We call these cookies Molasses Crinkles, and we make them all year round, but most often at the holidays. I think because they are like a spice/gingerbread cookie, they suit the autumn and winter months quite well. They are delicious – especially warm out of the oven. Yum!
Also, here’s a reminder that I have an entire page of Vintage Holiday Recipes compiled from all the recipes I have posted over the years. If there are any you think are missing, just let me know and I’ll find them! Great recipes for fruit cakes, pies and even cocktail party foods are all on one page.
There’s also a page for Reader Requests, where you can post a question about a lost recipe. The vintage recipe community is growing, and hopefully someone will recognize what you are looking for and provide the answer!
3/4 c shortening
1 c brown sugar
1/2 c white sugar
4 T molasses
2 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp soda
1/2 tsp cloves
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ginger
Chill dough. roll in sugar and bake, 350 10 minutes
Yum! I love Molasses Crinkles! They were a staple in my childhood lunches–they held up well to rough handling of a kid’s lunchbox.
Do you think calling them “crinkles” was regional? Maybe the recipe was circulated by the lunch ladies and they called them that.