Best Molasses Crinkle Cookie Recipe: An Old-Fashioned Classic Cookie by Chef Gigi

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Best Molasses Crinkle Cookie Recipe: An Old-Fashioned Classic Cookie

Molasses cookies are a classic. I'll bet your grandma has a recipe for molasses crinkle cookies somewhere. These delicious old-fashioned Christmas cookie favorites will add some nostalgia (and flavor) to your holiday cookie tray. The aromatic holiday spice flavor of this classic dessert recipe is perfect accompanied by coffee, tea or a glass of milk (just the way Santa likes it)!

To make these cookies you need to rain your pantry, fridge and spice rack. Here's what you'll need to make these delicious molasses cookies: flour, baking powder, baking soda, ground ginger, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, ground cloves, ground allspice, salt, butter, sugar, eggs, dark molasses and granulated sugar for coating cookies before baking.

Serve this fall-inspired cookies for dessert or a spicy snack anytime during the day! 

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 75 minutes
Cook Time: 8 to 10 minutes

Total Time: 83 to 85 minutes
Servings: 24+


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Recipe Notes

  • Add more of less of each spice to fit your family's tastes.
  • Store the cookies in an airtight container.
  • The tops will crack on these cookies. They are supposed to!
  • If you don't have coarse granulated sugar, you can use regular.

Here's how to make it:

  1. In a bowl, add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, cloves and allspice. Combine well. Set aside. 
  2. In the bowl of your stand mixer or with your electric mixer, beat the butter on medium speed until fluffy. Gradually add granulated sugar, beating well. 
  3. Add the egg and the molasses. Continue to beat until incorporated. 
  4. Gradually add flour mixture, beating on low speed until blended. Cover and refrigerate a minimum of 1 hour.
  5. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Shape dough into 1-inch balls, then roll them in the sugar. Place them on an ungreased cookie sheet 2 inches apart. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until the tops crack and set. Remove from oven and allow to cool.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 127

Total Fat: 4.4g

Saturated Fat: 2.5g

Cholesterol: 22mg

Sodium: 82mg

Total Carbohydrate: 21.8g

Dietary Fiber: 4g

Total Sugars: 5.7g

Protein: 2.4g

Vitamin D: 3mcg

Calcium: 80mg

Iron: 2mg

Potassium: 158mg

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Elisa Schmitz
Yes, my grandma did make these. Love her and miss her. Thank you for sharing the old-fashioned goodness! Chef Gigi Gaggero
I love these sweet and spicy cookies. 😋

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