Chocolate Molasses Crinkle Cookies dipped in white chocolate

Servings: 3 dozen serving(s)

Prep time: 15 minutes

Total time: 27 minutes

Cooking time: 12 minutes

Take me to the recipe

Chocolate Molasses Crinkle Cookies, a spicy ginger cookie with a little chocolate. chewy chocolate molasses crinkle cookies

Pay it Forward Day is coming up on April 25. It’s a random-acts-of-kindness marathon where you spend 24 hours delighting people. Simple gestures, that’s all. Smiles, thoughtful notes, may be a cup of tea, or cookies…

chewy chocolate molasses crinkle cookies

That’ll be the anchor of my Pay it Forward plans on April 25th. A random act of cookies. Chocolate molasses crinkle cookies dipped in white chocolate…

The simple gesture of sharing homemade treats can be so meaningful. And you don’t have to wait until Pay it Forward Day. Try it any day.

chewy chocolate molasses crinkle cookies

Chocolate molasses crinkle cookies recipe



  • ½ cup chocolate chips (the darker the better)
  • 1 1/2 cups plus 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
  • 1  tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp boiling water
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar (for rolling)
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips, melted (for dipping) Optional


  1. Line two baking sheets with parchment.
  2. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, ground ginger, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and cocoa.
  3. In another bowl beat butter and brown sugar until combined.
  4. Add molasses and beat until combined.
  5. In a small bowl, dissolve baking soda in 1 1/2 teaspoons boiling water.
  6. Beat half of flour mixture into butter mixture.
  7. Beat in baking-soda mixture, then remaining half of flour mixture.
  8. Mix in chocolate
  9. Chill if you have time
  10. Roll dough into 1 1/2- inch balls; roll in granulated sugar.
  11. Bake at 325 F until the surfaces crack slightly, 10 to 12 minutes.
  12. Cool and dip in melted white chocolate if desired.

Makes about 3 dozen

Looking for more recipes suitable for Random Acts of Cookies? Check our the Chocolate hermits with vanilla drizzle.

One more thing…

If you’re in search of family-friendly food that’s easy to prepare, healthy and tastes good, then sign up to receive blog posts by email. We’d love to send you our monthly newsletter too. It includes cooking tips, menu ideas, featured recipes and more. Here’s the link to subscribe.

Bridget signature

Chewy chocolate molasses crinkles dipped in white chocolate are chewy and delicious

9 thoughts on “Chocolate Molasses Crinkle Cookies dipped in white chocolate

  1. Helene says:

    I made these and they are to-die-for. I did not know it was Pay It Forward day. I did take a big bag of food at the Food Bank today, so I guess it’s my Pay it Forward.

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Hi Helene,
      It sounds to me like you have lots of Pay it Forward days! Glad you liked the cookies.

  2. Krissy says:

    Made these yesterday, THE BEST recipe I have ever used for this type of cookie. Easy and incredibly tasty! So good I made them again today . . . because I had too re stock my cookie jar!)

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Hi Krissy, I agree, this is one of the best. I’m glad you discovered it…

  3. Maureen says:

    I made two batches of these at Christmas time; one batch with cloves and one without. The first try was without cloves, (because I didn’t have any) and the cookies were indeed decadent and delicious. I included the cloves in second batch, but I did not like them as well because the cloves seemed to take over all of the other flavours. I love these Crosby’s recipes!

    1. Hi Maureen, I’m glad you loved the cookies. Thanks for the feedback about the cloves. I’ll update the recipe to list the cloves as optional since I know it can be such a strong spice.

  4. lois chaput says:

    no egg?

    1. Hi Lois, You’re right, no eggs in this recipe. It’s great to know you can still bake cookies when there are no eggs in the house.

  5. lois chaput says:


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *