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This recipe is a favorite of our oldest son. He’s just finishing up with his finals and will be home soon to enjoy a full cookie jar!

Molasses Crinkles

(Makes 4-5 dozen)

¾ cups butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
¼ cup molasses
2 ¼ cup flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
½ tsp ground cloves
¼ tsp salt

Combine the first four ingredients in a bowl. Mix thoroughly.

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Butter, sugar and molasses

In a separate bowl combine the dry ingredients. Mix the dry ingredients into the butter mixture. Chill the dough in the refrigerator for 2 hours or overnight.

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Wrap and chill dough.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly grease a cookie sheet.

Roll teaspoonfuls of chilled dough into balls.

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Cookie dough balls

Dip the tops in sugar and place on your cookie sheet, sugar side up.

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Unbaked cookies.

Bake for 10-12 minutes. Cool on wire rack. These cookies freeze well.

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Molases Crinkles


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18 comments on “Recipe Box: Molasses Crinkles

Tanya@TakeSix on May 11, 2012 7:09 pm

My mouth is watering looking at your pictures. I love these cookies!

Diane Balch on May 11, 2012 11:48 pm

I love crinkle cookies the texture is fantastic. Thanks for sharing this on foodie friday.

Michael Ann on May 12, 2012 2:43 pm

Mmmm, love Molasses cookies. This looks like a good recipe!
The Big Green Bowl

KB and Whitesnake on May 13, 2012 9:42 pm

Yum! Thanks for sharing with Simply Delish.

Mrs. Mordecai on May 15, 2012 5:39 pm

These look really yummy! We love molasses.

Diane on May 15, 2012 9:02 pm

Those look and sound so yummy. Thanks so much for sharing them at The Gathering Spot today. Hope to see you next week. Have a wonderful evening. Diane

April Harris on May 16, 2012 6:41 pm

I love cookies like your molasses crinkles – delicious old fashioned recipes that taste wonderful! Your son definitely has a treat to look forward to when he gets home.

terry on May 18, 2012 12:58 am

These are one of my favourite cookies, but I have never had a recipe for them. Until now, lol. Thanks for sharing at our party this week.

Nancy on May 18, 2012 1:02 am

Enjoy the recipe! It’s been a family favorite of ours for years!

Just Winging It on May 18, 2012 11:02 pm

Thank you for participating in Show Your Stuff Blog Hop, You are invited to come back:

Deanna Caswell on May 19, 2012 2:57 pm

First, can I say I LOVE the name of your blog? And my MIL makes these. They are FABULOUS. Please come link up to my new DIYLinky at, pretty please?

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust on May 21, 2012 2:47 am

I love molasses cookies! Yum!

April @ The 21st Century Housewife on December 13, 2012 11:15 am

Thank you for sharing this recipe with our Cookie Exchange at the Gallery of Favorites. I love old fashioned cookies like these!

Alea on December 14, 2012 6:03 am

We love molasses cookies! We call them Earthquake Cookies. :) Thanks for sharing your tasty cookies with us at the Gallery of Favorites.

Linda on August 14, 2013 3:18 am

Thanks for linking these to Saturday Dishes. I have to makes these.

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Cassidy on September 20, 2013 2:29 pm

Thanks for linking up this week. I hope you’ll be back next week too.
My girls will love the molasses crinkles.

Nancy on September 21, 2013 1:07 pm

Molasses Crinkles are a family favorite in our house! :)

Kathi on December 8, 2013 3:21 pm

Nancy, thank you for sharing at the Holiday Cookie Hop. :-) Your molasses crinkles look delicious!

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