Ginger Crackles

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Directions

  1. Beat 1 1/2 sticks butter, 1/4 cup dark brown sugar and 1/2 cup granulated sugar. Add 1 egg yolk, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1/2 cup molasses and 2 tablespoons ginger preserves. Whisk 2 1/4 cups flour, 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda, a pinch of pepper, 2 teaspoons ground ginger and 1/2 teaspoon each allspice, dry mustard and salt. Stir into the butter mixture and chill 30 minutes. Roll into balls, sprinkle with sugar and bake 15 to 20 minutes at 375 degrees.