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Ginger Crinkles Recipe

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This recipe for Ginger Crinkles, by , is from The Duke Doctor of Physical Therapy Class of 2010 Cookbook P, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Jane Griffith
Added: Sunday, June 15, 2008


1/2 lb. butter (2 sticks) at room temperature
1 3/4 c. sugar
1 egg
1/3 c. molasses
2 3/4 c. flour
1 1/4 tsp. baking soda
1 3/4 tsp. cinnamon
1 3/4 tsp. powdered ginger
1/2 tsp. salt

1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Cream the butter and sugar, then beat in the egg and molasses.
3. Mix the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, and salt, then stir into the butter mixture.
4. Put ~1/3 c. sugar into a bowl. Roll dough into walnut-size balls, then dip in the sugar and place on a cookie sheet sugar side up.
5. Bake for 12-13 minutes, until light golden brown and puffed with cracks. Cool on the pan for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks.
Makes ~3 dozen.




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