Crinkle Tops Molasses Cookies by Jim Duffy

Tom H.
This is a recipe from Jim Duffy, a former colleague at the Stratford Library who passed away far too soon.
Course Dessert


  • ¾ cup shortening
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 4 tablespoons dark molasses
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 level teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup raisins optional


  • Cream together shortening, sugar and egg until smooth.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and mix.
  • Form into walnut-sized balls and roll them in granulated sugar before placing them on an un-greased cookie sheet.
  • Allow room for the cookie to spread.
  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes at 350 degrees, being careful not to overbake. (They will not be chewy if overbaked.)

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