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chewy molasses crinkle cookies

Chewy Molasses Crinkles


  • 1 1/2 cups salted butter (3 sticks)
  • 2 cups dark brown sugar, packed tightly
  • 2 eggs (we use Pete and Gerrys Organic Eggs)
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 4 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 4 tsp. baking soda
  • a pinch of sea salt
  • 1 tsp. ground cloves
  • 3 tsp. ground ginger
  • 4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup granulated sugar for rolling the dough in


Prepare cookie dough:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 F.
  2. Cream the softened butter and brown sugar until fluffy using a stand or hand mixer.
  3. Mix in the eggs and molasses. Add the rest of the dry ingredients except flour, and mix.
  4. Measure flour in about 1 cup at a time, mixing on low in between.
  5. Chill dough for at least 30 minutes, and up to overnight.

chewy molasses crinkle cookies

Bake Cookies:

  1. Roll cookie dough into 1 1/4 “ balls. Dip the tops of them into the granulated sugar, and place onto greased cookie sheet,  3” apart.
  2. When 2 cookie sheets are filled with the balls, sprinkle each with 2 or 3 drops of water. I just use a cup of water, and dip my fingers in and flick the water over the entire tray of cookies.
  3. Bake cookies 10-12 minutes, turning and switching shelves half way through. You want cookies to be firm, but not hard.
  4. Remove cookies from oven, and allow to cool for about 5 minutes, then remove from pan and place on wire racks to cool completely.
  5. Store in a tightly sealed container in a cool dry place.


  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: baking

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