Crackle-Top Molasses Cookies

READY IN: 22mins
Recipe by Janet W

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!!

Top Review by Pixie

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.

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.

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