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Holiday baking is off to a start at my farm and I have so many recipes I want to bring you! Molasses crinkle cookies are such a traditional holiday cookie. Incorporating a great blend of ginger and cinnamon, they’ll instantly remind you of your grandma’s kitchen and those precious family Christmases. I am so excited to share some of my favorite family recipes with you so you can start your own family traditions to pass along.
Watch how to make these molasses crinkle cookies:
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Molasses Crinkle Cookies
- ¾ cup lard
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- ¼ cup molasses
- 1 large egg
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 ½ tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- ¼ tsp kosher salt
- ¼ tsp ground cloves
- ½ cup turbinado sugar
- ⅓ cup candied ginger chopped
- Cream the shortening and brown sugar together until fluffy. Add molasses and egg and mix well to completely incorporate.
- In a separate bowl fitted with a sifting colander, measure flour, baking soda, salt, and spices and sift. Add dry ingredients to the wet and mix just to incorporate. The dough will be dry.
- To bake, make balls with a two-ounce cookie scoop. Roll with hands and then roll in turbinado sugar. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and top with a pinch of candied ginger. Press ginger in slightly to adhere. Bake at 350°F for 10-12 minutes.
- Once done baking, let rest on pan for a few minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.