Christmas, Cookies, Holidays

Molasses Crinkles

December 22, 2009




I saw these on another website and thought they would be perfect for a quick christmas cookie. They require no butter, and are super easy to make. At first as I made the first batch I thought they weren’t going to turn out at all. I had to convert the measurements and I thought I might have done it wrong, but when I went to get them from the oven 10 minutes later, I was pleasantly surprised to see how great they turned out! I made two batches.

These are super quick and a lighter christmas cookie alternative, crispy and chewy. Their inspired from the Starbucks cookies apparently, which I wouldn’t know as I don’t drink coffee, and rarely visit starbucks. But they are good!


Molasses Crinkles Cookies


  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 5 tbs.  canola oil
  • 7 tbs. molasses
  • 1 large egg
  • dash of cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • granulated sugar, for rolling cookies in
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. In a stand mixer, mix together on medium speed, the sugar, oil, molasses and spices for about 5 minutes. You shouldn’t have to scrape the bowl too much, but do as necessary.
  3. Add in egg and mix on medium speed for another 2 minutes.
  4. Add in flour and baking soda, and mix on medium speed to incorporate all the flour. I added more flour (it was originally 1 1/4 cup but I found it was too sticky to roll into balls. You can add more flour if needed)
  5. Roll the dough into about 1″ balls, and drop into sugar. Flatten slightly, or leave as a ball it will flatten,  on the cookie sheet.
  6. Put into oven for 10 minutes
  7. Cool on the cookie sheet for 3 minutes before removing to rack to cool completely.

These look really pretty once their made! And a great addition to the holiday baking.


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1 Comment

  • Reply mango December 22, 2009 at 5:49 PM

    Looks great! Thanks for linking back to my recipe, and thanks for converting into cup measures, too! I like how you tried pumpkin pie spice – think I’ll do that next time instead of scouring the bulk food aisles for ground cloves!

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