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Molasses Crinkles Cookies

Chewy Molasses Crinkles Recipe

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The absolute best molasses cookies with a kick of ginger, a soft and chewy texture, and a gorgeous crinkled top.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword christmas, christmas cookies, cookie, holiday cookie, holiday cookies, holidays, molasses crinkle
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Servings 20 cookies
Calories 74
Author Alyssia Sheikh


Molasses Crinkle Cookies

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour 5 oz by weight
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground allspice
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • 4 Tbsp salted butter softened
  • ½ cup sugar plus extra for rolling
  • 1 egg white
  • 4 Tbsp unsulphured blackstrap molasses*


  • Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, and spices.
  • Separately, cream together softened butter and sugar with a hand mixer.
  • Add egg white and whip until smooth.
  • Once smooth, add blackstrap molasses and beat to integrate.
  • Pour dry mixture into wet mixture and fold to combine. (Don’t over-mix! Once integrated and you can’t see any white flour, stop mixing.)
  • Prepare baking sheets with parchment and spray with cooking spray.
  • Use a cookie scoop (1-1½ Tbsp) to portion dough and roll into balls with hands. Drop each dough ball into granulated sugar, coat on all sides, and transfer to baking sheet.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes.
  • Rest 5-10 minutes, then transfer to wire baking rack to cool completely.
  • Yields 16-20 cookies.

Storage & Freezing:

  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.
  • You can also freeze these molasses cookies in a freezer-safe bag or container for up to 3 months. This recipe works just as well when doubled, so feel free to prep in bulk and freeze a batch. (Although, of course, they’re best enjoyed fresh!)


Note on Molasses:
These molasses crinkles must be made with unsulphured blackstrap molasses to produce their distinct flavor and texture! I have tried this recipe using a standard unsulphured molasses (i.e., not blackstrap), and the cookies always turn out completely different.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 74kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Sugar: 7g