Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Molasses Crinkle Cookies

It has been raining all morning which makes it the perfect time to bake some cookies. This time we decided to make these. I always think the lovely crinkled sugar sprinkled top enhance an already great cookie.
Molasses Crinkle Cookies

1¼ cup butter flavored Crisco
2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
½ cup molasses (your choice of white or dark, I used white this time)
4 cup flour
4 tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground cloves
2 tsp ground ginger

Cream Crisco and sugar together. Add eggs and molasses and mix until smooth and creamy. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.  Using your hands shape the dough into balls slightly smaller than a golf ball. Pour ½ cup of white sanding sugar, or if you prefer regular white sugar into a little bowl. Place your dough ball into it and press to flatten. Place sugar side up on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet and bake on middle rack in a preheated 350ยบ oven for 10 minutes.  Allow to cool for at least a minute before removing from cookie sheet.



  1. Mmmmm, those look delicious! Thank you for the recipe. :)

  2. what is creaming together? And what is sanding sugar?

  3. Those look delicious! Thank you so much for the recipe. I am going to 'pin' it! :)

  4. What a great addition to my Fall collection. Thank you. I'm thinking these will go well with some freshed brewed coffee or Apple Cinnamon tea.

  5. I can't believe you posted these - only because I've been wanting to make molasses cookies for a long time now and never remember to buy molasses. Those look EXACTLY how I want mine to look and I bet they're fabulous. They're my favorites. Thanks for sharing!!

  6. Let me echo The ImPerfect Houswife! I just went grocery shopping and forgot to buy molasses! Thanks for making my mouth water ... at 11:00 at night!

  7. Oh, this reminds me of my grandma! She always had homemade molasses cookies on hand.

  8. They look YUMMY!!! Never knew white molasses is available. Will have to look for it in the local grocery stores. Love Molasses Cookies always seem to hit the spot on a rainy or chilly day.

  9. Good Morning!

    Oh, these look so delicious! My boys love anything with molasses in I will definitely have to try your recipe. Thank you so much for sharing.

    Have a blessed day,

  10. Plaingirl: "creaming together" just means "mixing together".

    I don't know for sure, but maybe "sanding sugar" might be the bigger white granulated sugar that we get in South Africa. It's what we use in sugar bowls and in all recipes that call for sugar. The white granulated sugar in American sugar bowls is what the South Africans/British call "castor sugar"--it has tiny grains.

    But Mary Ann can tell us for sure.

  11. These look delicious! Do you know if there is any difference in texture if one uses actual butter instead of Crisco?

  12. I'm just curious about the parchment paper. I tried that once, and my cookies seemed to stick to it. Is it possible to not use parchment paper? What is the benefit? Just curious. Thanks.

  13. Monica, I don't know how the cookies would be if you used real butter but I would give it a try if I wanted to. I'm sure they would still taste good.

    Jules, It might have been the kind of cookies you tried that made them stick. Parchment paper is one of my best friends in the kitchen. I love using it for lots of different things since it makes clean up a breeze.

    The great thing about recipes is you can always tweak them to fit your own preferences. And parchment paper is certainly something you don't have to use if you don't want to.

  14. what is the diff between partchment paper and wax paper? Does wax paper work?

  15. What is white molasses and where can you find it? THanks

  16. plaingrl:
    I wouldn't use wax paper in the oven. You might end up with wax melted onto your cookie sheet or as part of your cookies. Blegh!

    Wikipedia has a page on baking parchment:
    In my experience, it tends to absorb a bit of the oil from the bottom of the cookies too, so they're a bit less greasy.


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