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Molasses Crinkle Cookies Recipe


    • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
    • 1 cup granulated sugar
    • 1/4 cup molasses
    • 1 large egg
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1/2 cup powdered sugar (for rolling)


    Preheat the Oven:

    Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.

    Combine Dry Ingredients:

    In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves. Set aside.

    Cream Butter and Sugar:

    In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.

    Add Wet Ingredients:

    Add the molasses, egg, and vanilla extract to the butter and sugar mixture. Mix until well combined.

    Incorporate Dry Ingredients:

    Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing just until the dough comes together. Be careful not to overmix.

    Chill the Dough:

    Cover the cookie dough and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or until firm. This step helps the cookies maintain their shape during baking.

    Shape the Cookies:

    Take about a tablespoon of dough and roll it into a ball. Roll each ball in powdered sugar until fully coated. Place the coated balls on the prepared baking sheets, leaving enough space between them.


    Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are set but the centers are still soft. The cookies will continue to firm up as they cool.

    Cool and Enjoy:

    Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.


    Once cooled, store the Molasses Crinkle Cookies in an airtight container. They can be kept at room temperature for several days.

    Enjoy these delicious Molasses Crinkle Cookies with a glass of milk or your favorite hot beverage!

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