Molasses Crinkle Cookies

Beware: These mouth-watering molasses crinkle cookies give grandma a run for her money! 

Molasses Cookies

Molasses Crinkles are one cookie that my husband loves to get his hands dirty in the kitchen for. In his book, they are that good. Myself, being more of a chocolate fan have to remember to make them for him rather than always chocolate.

Now that we have quite a few batches of Molasses Crinkles consumed in our marriage, I’m right there with him!

No problem, you want me to make you Molasses Crinkles, you know it’s really for you…

Because I love you! (and the cookies)

You two make a great pair!

Molasses Crinkles Dry Ingredients

Have you seen the video of the little boy telling his mom he only loves her when she gives him cookies? You have to watch it! Crack up!

Anyways, oh yes, back to the cookies!

First, mix together all the dry ingredients. I love this part, it’s like scoop, dump. Fun and simple!

Molasses Crinkles Ingredients

Next, mix together the *cough* shortening, sugar, egg, and molasses together. Blend in all the dry ingredients and mix until well combined. Chill dough for about 30 minutes.


Roll into a ball and dip the tops in sugar. Sprinkle each cookies with a few drops of water. Bake for 10-12 minutes at 375.

Now the kitchen should smell like grandmas, or maybe even better! Yum, yum!

Molasses Cookies Finish

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3/4 cup of soft shortening
1 cup of brown sugar, packed
1 egg
1/4 cup molasses
2 1/4 cup all-purpose Flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cloves
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. ginger


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2. Mix the flour, soda, salt, cloves, cinnamon, and ginger in a medium size bowl.

3. In a electric mixer, add shortening, sugar, egg, and molasses. Blend until creamy.

4. With mixer on medium speed, slowly add the dry mixture until well combined.

5. Chill dough for about 30 minutes.

6. Fill a small bowl with white sugar and another bowl with about 1/2 cup of water.

7. Roll the dough into balls. Dip the tops in the white sugar.

8. Place on the cookie sheet and using a spoon or a straw, drip 2-3 drops of water on the tops. This is what gives the crinkle.

9. Bake about 10-12 minutes. Cookies will look soft but they harden once they have cooled.

{adapted by: Mrs. Fredell}

Molasses Cookies

Enjoy these famous Molasses Crinkle Cookies!

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2 thoughts on “Molasses Crinkle Cookies

  1. yummy! I invite you to share at the Thursday hop ( it’s still going on today) Hugs

  2. Thank you for joining the fun at the Christmas Cookie Swap Linky Party. I have pinned your yumminess xo
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