Ginger Crinkles and Poe (by Tim)


(Here is one for one of my favorite cookies of all time that my parents used to make and now I do. They kick ASS!)



2 1/4 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon (more or less to taste)
1 tsp ground ginger (more or less to taste)
1 tsp ground cloves (more or less to taste)
3/4 cup soft shortening (I prefer using non-hydrogenated shortening…more expensive than Crisco, but your heart will thank you)
1 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup light or dark molasses
granulated sugar for rolling dough balls in


1. Sift flour together with baking soda, salt, and spices and set aside.
2. Beat shortening, brown sugar, and egg together until light and fluffy. A mixer makes this easier, but do it by hand if you’ve got endurance!
3. Add molasses to the shortening, brown sugar, and egg mix, and beat further until smooth.
4. Gradually add flour mixture and mix until well combined.
5. Cover bowl with plastic wrap or foil and chill for at least one hour.
6. Once dough is thoroughly chilled, heat oven to 350 degrees, lightly grease cookie sheets.
7. Roll dough into 1 1/2″ to 2″ balls, and roll the balls in the granulated sugar.
8. Place dough balls on cookie sheets about 4″ apart, and bake for 10 to 12 minutes until golden brown.
9. Cool cookies on wire racks and devour.

Best. Cookies. Ever.

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