Molasses Crinkle Cookies

I love Molasses Crinkle cookies. All the seasonings, the dark, sweet molasses – they just ooze with holiday feels! Family, friends, time at home – holiday foods just make you feel good inside and out!

These Molasses Crinkle cookies have been a holiday tradition since started baking way back when as a little kid. Rich, chewy molasses cookies spiked with a dash of hot cayenne pepper, then rolled in sugar before baking. | NOMaste Kitchen

I can hardly believe we are coming up on the month of November – before we know it, Thanksgiving will be here!

Thanksgiving is 100% my favorite holiday though. I absolutely love all the foods, going home to see family and friends, and did I mentioned, the food? Every family has their own Thanksgiving traditions. Whether its a special dish, watching football, or preparing for black Friday – it is just a lovely time to be thankful for all that you have in life.

Do you all have favorite Thanksgiving recipes?? Stuffing is my favorite – but not just any stuffing. My mom’s stuffing. Duh.

I can’t wait to start planning what I’ll make this year!  But first, back to these Molasses Crinkle Cookies!

Some might wonder, whats the difference between Molasses Crinkle Cookies and gingerbread or ginger snaps? The key difference is that Molasses Crinkle Cookies are soft and chewy, while gingerbread or ginger snaps are usually crispier in texture (or snappier, get it?).

These Molasses Crinkle cookies have been a holiday tradition since started baking way back when as a little kid. Rich, chewy molasses cookies spiked with a dash of hot cayenne pepper, then rolled in sugar before baking. | NOMaste Kitchen

I do also love homemade gingerbread – but let’s be real, when I am making cookies I want to eat them ASAP. Gingerbread recipes usually require that you refrigerate the dough, then roll the dough, then cut the dough, then bake the dough…

And of course then you have to decorate the cookies!

I am far too impatient for these sorts of things! Impatient, and a touch lazy 🙂

These Molasses Crinkle cookies have been a holiday tradition since started baking way back when as a little kid. Rich, chewy molasses cookies spiked with a dash of hot cayenne pepper, then rolled in sugar before baking. | NOMaste Kitchen

Drop cookies and bar cookies are more my speed. Easy.

These Molasses Crinkle cookies have been a holiday tradition since started baking way back when as a little kid. Rich, chewy molasses cookies spiked with a dash of hot cayenne pepper, then rolled in sugar before baking.

Enjoy with a class of cold milk and boy oh boy – you have got yourself a special treat!

These Molasses Crinkle cookies have been a holiday tradition since started baking way back when as a little kid. Rich, chewy molasses cookies spiked with a dash of hot cayenne pepper, then rolled in sugar before baking. | NOMaste Kitchen

Molasses Crinkle Cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
22 mins
 

These Molasses Crinkle cookies have been a holiday tradition since started baking way back when as a little kid. Rich, chewy molasses cookies spiked with a dash of hot cayenne pepper, then rolled in sugar before baking.

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Cookies
Keyword: Molasses Cookies, Molasses Crinkle Cookies
Servings: 30 cookies
Author: NOMaste Kitchen
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 2 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1/2-1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar for rolling
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat for baking, set aside.

  2.  In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat butter until fluffy. Add sugar and beat until sugar is fully whipped into butter. 

  3. Add egg, vanilla, and molasses - beating until fully combined.

  4. In a small boil, combine all dry ingredients.

  5. Gradually add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, mix until fully combined. 

  6. Place sugar into a bowl, set aside. Use a large spoon to form 1-inch balls of dough, roll in sugar then set onto pan about 1-inch apart. Bake at 350F for 12 minutes until cookies have browned and begin to crack.

  7. Remove from oven and allow to cool for a few minutes on the pan, then move to a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy with a cold glass of milk, hot coffee or tea.

Recipe Notes

Storage: Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

NOMaste,

Haley

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These Molasses Crinkle cookies have been a holiday tradition since started baking way back when as a little kid. Rich, chewy molasses cookies spiked with a dash of hot cayenne pepper, then rolled in sugar before baking. | NOMaste Kitchen

These Molasses Crinkle cookies have been a holiday tradition since started baking way back when as a little kid. Rich, chewy molasses cookies spiked with a dash of hot cayenne pepper, then rolled in sugar before baking. | NOMaste Kitchen


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