Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Crinkle Tops...

This sweet, chewy molasses cookie recipe called Crinkle Tops was the winner of the Good Morning America Christmas Cookie Contest in 2002.  I bake them every Christmas and today I made them for my Knit Lit knitting circle.  As always, everyone loved them so I am passing on the recipe:

Crinkle Tops by Elisa Leverton

3/4 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 egg beaten
4 Tablespoons dark molasses
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 level teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon ground cloves
2 cups flour
1 cup golden raisins (optional)

1.  Cream together shortening, sugar and egg until smooth.
2.  Add the reamining ingredients and mix.
3.  Form into walnut-sized balls and roll them in granulated sugar before placing them on an un-greased cookie sheet.
4.  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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