Crackle-Top Molasses Cookies

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 12 mins

Found this in an old cookie cook book that I bought at a used book sale. They are very delicious and quite easy to make. ENJOY!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. In a large bowl, combine oil and 1 cup sugar.
  3. Add egg, beating well.
  4. Stir in molasses, 2 cups flour, baking soda, cinnamon and ginger.
  5. If necessary, add a little more flour to make a firm dough.
  6. Shape dough into 1 1/4 inch balls.
  7. Roll in 1/3 cup of sugar.
  8. Place 3-inces apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  9. Bake 12 minutes or until golden brown and tops crack.
  10. Cool on racks.
Most Helpful

5 5

These are delicious cookies and I love the way the top is crackled. Very easy to make. I added about 1/3 cup molasses for the 2 cups of flour and I didn't find the dough too soft. My kitchen was a bit on the cool side though, I can see that the dough might be softer in hot weather. I also added a bit extra cinnamon, since we love cinnamon. Great cookies, thanks for the recipe, Janet W.

5 5

These were very good cookies. I added a little more molasses than the recipe called for (I was emptying the bottle) and the dough still didn't turn out too sticky. I didn't have to add more flour to compensate. I might add a little more cinnamon the next time - personal preference - but otherwise I wouldn't change a thing. These cookies came out soft and warm from the oven, then became crunchy and good, but not hard, when they cooled. I'll make these again!

5 5

Should be a 10 star review, being from Alaska I was spoiled by Great Harvest Bread Co.'s Saturday batch of molasses cookies. I've been craving them and finally decided to try my hand at it, adding a third cup of molasses and slightly more ginger, also only cooking for 8min, I was able to accomplish both the flavor and texture! AMAZING!! Was going to share them, but now I'm not sure, thanks Janet!!