Molasses cookies are a favorite in our house whether I am making Old Fashioned Molasses Cookies or my famous Molasses Crinkles. I didn’t think my molasses crinkles could be improved at all but recently I made a batch and added some crystallized ginger to the dough. Note to self, this is the way I will be making all future batches of molasses crinkles from now on. Molasses crinkles with crystalized ginger is a winner!

These cookies have long been a favorite of our oldest son. They freeze well and they also ship well. I have often mailed off a package to our son for him to enjoy.

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Molasses Crinkles with Crystalized Ginger

(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
2 cups crystallized ginger, cut into small pieces


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

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

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

Roll teaspoonfuls of chilled dough into balls.

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

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Bake for 10-12 minutes. Cool on wire rack. These molasses crinkle cookies freeze well which is a good thing, and these days when I bake a batch I freeze most of them so my husband and I don’t eat them all at once!

7 comments on “Molasses Crinkles with Crystalized Ginger

Lisa Lombardo on May 10, 2019 2:53 pm

They look scrumptious!

nancy on May 11, 2019 4:00 pm

I have to try those!

Helen at the Lazy Gastronome on May 12, 2019 7:32 pm

Beautiful cookies – Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party. Have a wonderful week.

Nancy Wolff on May 13, 2019 4:17 pm

Thank you Helen!

April J Harris on May 14, 2019 4:13 pm

My mouth is watering just looking at these delicious cookies, Nancy! Love that you added the crystalized ginger – it just takes them to the next level! Sharing on the Hearth and Soul Facebook page later today. Thank you for sharing, and for your support of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Hope your week is going well.

Nancy Wolff on May 14, 2019 5:28 pm

Yes I loved these cookies foe but adding the crystalized ginger took them over the top!

Miz Helen on May 20, 2019 3:40 pm

Your molasses crinkles look fantastic, we will love them. Thanks so much for sharing with us on Full Plate Thursday and come back real soon!
Miz Helen

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