Spicy Molasses Crinkle Cookies

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

This recipe is wonderful. Easy, tasty, perfect-looking cookies every time, and the way your house smells while they're baking is heavenly. Let the kids help by rolling the dough into balls and into the granulated sugar.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 350.
  2. In large mixer bowl, beat the sugar, shortening,molasses and egg at medium speed until well blended. Add the remaining ingredients and mix at low speed until a soft dough forms.
  3. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll balls in a dish of granulated sugar and place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie/baking sheets.
  4. Bake 10-12 minutes. Let cool and enjoy!


Most Helpful

Wonderful taste from all the spices. I got 45 cookies, they baked for 10 minutes and they do spread a lot. The finished cookie was extremely soft. More cake-like than a cookie. I had to put parchment paper between the layers of cookies otherwise they would clump together.
Thanks for posting.

Chef Dudo August 21, 2012

Really, really loved these! I don't like to cook with shortening, so I used butter. Really happy with the results - thanks for a great recipe!

Sueloo December 25, 2010

great great cookie !! It was the scent of heaven while baking, and with a cup of tea, it was a taste of heaven

macera44 January 17, 2010

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