Sunday, October 30, 2011

Molasses Crinkles~

Looking thru cooking magazines with my hubby he came across this recipe...his favorite of course what do I say?  I'll make them for you!  His grandma used to make these for him when he was little.  I have made those, my BFF in Idaho, her mom's friends recipe & now these.  They are easy have a nice bite to them & they have to be chilled for 3 hours!  That is the part I didn't realize, but I took them out at about 2 1/2 hrs & they were fine.  Just try to remember to refrigerate between bakings! 
Preheat oven to 375 degrees...Bake 9-10 minutes

2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup butter, softened at room temperature  
1 cup packed dark brown sugar (I had light open so I used it)
2 TBS. vegetable oil
1/3 cup molasses
1 Lg. egg
Granulated sugar for rolling

Several hours (3) before baking sift dry ingredients together.  Then add butter & brown sugar beating well until light in color & texture.  Beat in the oil until blended add the molasses & the egg,  and beat until blended.  Stir in the flour mixture until well combined.  Wrap the dough in plastic & chill until firm.

Measure the dough into tablespoon-sized pieces & role each piece in your palms to form 1" balls, roll in granulated sugar to coat.  Place 2" apart on greased cookie sheets or use parchment paper (I love parchment, you can get a good sized roll at Costco)
Sprinkle the tops with more sugar & bake until the center surface of the cookie is barely dry, 9-10 minutes (don't over bake).  Let cool on the cookie sheets for 5 minutes...a must...transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

A couple of these & an ice cold glass of milk & you are right back in Grandmas kitchen!  Enjoy~


  1. Several hours (3) before baking sift dry ingredients together. Then add butter & brown sugar beating well until light in color & texture.

    Add butter and brown sugar to dry ingredients??
    Or cream separately.
    How many does this make? These sound really good!!

  2. My husband demolished these cookies as fast as I made them. Then shaking his head yes and saying "Don't make these ever again" haha got his sweet tooth workin...

  3. Hi GD-NYC, add all dry ingredients together, I like to sift them, then add butter and brown sugar to dry ingreds mixing well & continue on with recipe.