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Super easy, tasty, and the perfect holiday treat, these Molasses Crinkle Cookies are a go-to dessert when you want to serve up that classic traditional winter flavor with a little added flair.

Five stacked Molasses Crinkle Cookies on top of other cookies on white board.

I love cookie baking this time of year, I love baking all around. Molasses is one of my favorite flavors, and these Molasses Crinkle Cookies have been one of my favorite cookies forever.

They are super simple to whip up, and everyone goes nuts for them. With minimal and on-hand ingredients, these take less than 30 minutes from start to finish.

These are the perfect cookie to set out for Santa, to bring to gatherings, or give in your holiday cookie trays. The perfect flavor of molasses with the sweetness of the powdered sugar on the outside.

These have been on our menu every year (as well as a hoard of sweets) and are one that we will not stop making because they are just too easy and tasty.

If you love yourself a good Gingerbread Cookie but want to switch it up a bit, then these Molasses Crinkle Cookies are exactly what you need.

Some of my other favorite cookies that we have on our site include: Snickerdoodle Sandwich Cookies, Chewy Sugar Cookies and Muddy Buddy Cookies.

Overhead of Molasses Crinkle Cookies staked on white board.

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS:

  • Minimal on-hand baking ingredients help these come together quickly.
  • You can easily double this recipe.
  • A great molasses flavor that is not too strong.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED (FULL RECIPE BELOW):

Dark brown sugar
Vegetable oil
Molasses
Eggs
Vanilla extract
All-purpose flour
Cinnamon
Baking powder
Ground ginger 
Ground cloves
Salt
Powdered sugar (for rolling)

Ingredients needed to make Molasses Crinkle Cookies.

HOW TO MAKE MOLASSES CRINKLE COOKIES, STEP BY STEP:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line sheet trays with parchment paper, set aside.
  2.  Stir together the brown sugar, oil, molasses, eggs, and vanilla extract in a large bowl. 
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, ginger, cloves, and salt. 
  4. Slowly stir them into the wet ingredients, about a cup at a time until well combined. 
  5. Form the dough into 1.5 inch balls, and roll in powdered sugar until completely covered. 
  6. Place cookies on the prepared baking sheets and flatten the tops of each cookie until they are about 2 inches in diameter. 
  7. Bake for 13-14 minutes in the preheated oven, until the tops appear dry.
  8. Let cool on the sheet tray for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Step by step photos on how to make Molasses Crinkle Cookies.

CAN I USE LIGHT BROWN SUGAR?

I know that we all don’t keep dark brown sugar on hand all the time, so you can use light brown sugar in this recipe. It will change the flavor slightly and not make them as strong, but they will still taste great.

WHAT ADDITIONS CAN I ADD?

Want to make these a little more flavorful? You can try adding some additions to the recipe, some of my favorites include:

  1. Cinnamon chips
  2. Butterscotch chips
  3. White Chocolate chips
  4. Chocolate chips
  5. M&Ms
  6. Sprinkles

CAN I USE BUTTER INSTEAD OF VEGETABLE OIL?

Yes, if you are not a vegetable oil cookie kind of person, you can swap out melted butter for the oil.

Close up of one cookie showing the powdered sugar and crinkles.

HOW TO STORE:

These cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature, where they will keep for up to 3 days.

They can also be frozen, place cooled cookies in a freezer container, and they will keep for up to 3 months.

To defrost, remove to the refrigerator or the countertop overnight until thawed.

TIPS AND TRICKS:

  • Other additions can be added to these cookies, see above for ideas.
  • Butter can be substituted for the vegetable oil.
  • You may have leftover powdered sugar, this is normal, you need enough to fully roll the cookies. 
  • These can be frozen, see above on how to do that.
  • These can easily be doubled or halved depending on how many you are serving.
  • If you like your cookies slightly crispier, bake for 15-16 minutes.
  • Light brown sugar can be used place of the dark brown sugar.

Overhead of bite taken out of one cookie.

Want that perfect flavor combination that will play off your tongue in each and every single bite? Then you have to make a batch of these Molasses Crinkle Cookies.

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5 from 3 votes

Molasses Crinkle Cookies

Author Dana at ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 14 minutes
Total: 24 minutes
Super easy, tasty and the perfect holiday treat, these Molasses Crinkle Cookies are a go-to dessert when you want to serve up that classic traditional winter flavor with a little added flair.
Servings 18

Ingredients
  

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line sheet trays with parchment paper, set aside.
  • Stir together the brown sugar, oil, molasses, eggs, and vanilla extract in a large bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, ginger, cloves, and salt.
  • Slowly stir them into the wet ingredients, about a cup at a time until well combined.
  • Form the dough into 1.5 inch balls, and roll in powdered sugar until completely covered.
  • Place cookies on the prepared baking sheets and flatten the tops of each cookie until they are about 2 inches in diameter.
  • Bake for 13-14 minutes in the preheated oven, until the tops appear dry.
  • Let cool on the sheet tray for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes

  1. Other additions can be added to these cookies, see above for ideas.
  2. Butter can be substituted for the vegetable oil.
  3. You may have leftover powdered sugar, but you want to make sure that the cookies are coated in it.
  4. These can be frozen, see above on how to do that.
  5. These can easily be doubled or halved depending on how many you are serving.
  6. If your like your cookies slightly crispier bake for 15-16 minutes.
  7. Light brown sugar can be used place of the dark brown sugar.

Nutrition

Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 78mg | Potassium: 155mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 27IU | Vitamin C: 0.01mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course Dessert
Cuisine American

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