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

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.

*Pixie* April 18, 2003

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!

Joy1996 March 03, 2003

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!!

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