Cream shortening and sugar. Add egg and molasses. Sift together flour, soda, salt, cloves, cinnamon and ginger. Mix all together. Chill overnight or for at least 4 hours. Roll in balls. Dip in sugar and bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Makes 24 cookies, depending on the size of cookie, you can get more.
Donna Muilenburg, Innkeeper at the Okoboji Country Inn entered these cookies at the spring Iowa Bed and Breakfast Innkeepers Association conference. Out of 16 cookie entries, her Molasses Crinkles Cookies won first prize. Our homemade cookies are always a hit with the guests that stay at the Okoboji Country Inn Bed and Breakfast. Enjoy!