Ginger molasses crinkle cookies have that perfect texture that's not too soft and not too chewy.

Spicy Ginger Molasses Crinkle Cookies

Ginger molasses crinkle cookies have that perfect texture that’s not too soft and not too chewy. Just bake them longer if you’d like them a little crispy.

Ginger molasses crinkle cookies have that perfect texture that's not too soft and not too chewy.

This is on of those all-purpose ginger molasses cookie recipes — satisfying any time of the year and perfectly suited to the holidays.

What’s not to love about these spicy ginger molasses cookies?

  • We love how they’re always festive with that sparkly, crinkled top. They’ll stand out on a cookie plate that’s for sure.
  • They’re sturdy so pack well if you want to give a batch as a gift.
  • They freeze well too.
Ginger molasses crinkle cookies have that perfect texture that's not too soft and not too chewy.

Spicy Ginger Molasses Crinkle Cookies

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5 from 3 reviews

Ginger molasses crinkle cookies suit every season and are a classic addition to your holiday baking. A favourite gingerbread cookie recipe.

  • Author: Crosby’s Molasses
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12-15 min
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2 dozen 1x
  • Category: Cookies


  • ¾ cups butter, softened
  • ¾ cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
  • 2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour (spooned in)
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 Tbsp. ground ginger
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • Sugar for rolling


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F
  2. Cream butter and sugar until mixture is light in colour.
  3. Beat in the egg then the molasses.
  4. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, spices and salt. Beat into the butter mixture in three additions.
  5. Scoop dough in 1 ½ Tbsp. portions and form into balls
  6. Place extra sugar in a bowl and roll cookies in sugar.
  7. Place on parchment-lined baking sheet.
  8. Bake 12-15 minutes until set and crackly on top.


  • December 19, 2023


    Hi, love this recipe. Look forward to making them every Christmas. Can they be frozen?

    • December 21, 2023

      Crosby Molasses

      Absolutely! I’m thrilled you love the recipe. These treats freeze wonderfully, making them a convenient and delicious option for your Christmas preparations. Enjoy! -Marie, Crosby’s Kitchen

  • December 10, 2023

    Kelly T

    Love the cook mode! Super feature. Used the double recipe & ended up with a lot of cookies. Suspect I made them a bit smaller than the recipe calls for. Nevertheless my cookies were a good 3 inches across! Was looking for a recipe to replace my gramma’s ginger cookie recipe which I’d lost. This one didn’t disappoint. Not sure about the feedback from another viewer who said these weren’t chewy. Mine are the perfect balance between crispy edges & chewy middles. With the crunch provided by a generous coating of turbinado sugar they were terrific cookies. Like another viewer, I added extra powdered ginger and cinnamon. I also added 1.5 tsp of grated fresh ginger as we love the “bite” this gives ginger cookies. Not for the faint of heart – these are for grownups only!

  • December 4, 2022


    I have marked 3 recipes to try. I did make the Signal Cake a few years ago and no one liked it. They said it was too bitter. So I took it off my list; however, I am going to try again after the holidays.

  • November 29, 2020


    Are these soft or hard?

  • November 23, 2020

    Kay Brown

    I made these today for the first time. They are delicious! I wonder if the recipe can be doubled?

  • November 22, 2020

    Corinne Livingston

    Made these this morning

  • November 20, 2020

    Darlene Bertin

    I half to try these for Christmas

  • November 19, 2020

    Linda M. Hogarth

    I am looking forward to trying this receipe as I lost mine and I hope that it is as good or better than the one I lost. I am sure it will be.

  • November 9, 2020

    Carole Gerlach

    We did not care for these cookies , not a soft ginger cookie at all

  • July 24, 2020

    Rob Vance

    These recipes look delicious. Do you by any chance have any gluten free versions of your recipes?

    • November 15, 2020


      I decided to try the recipe with gluten-free flour and they turned out great. (PC is my go-to). I also made the butter tart muffins with gf flour- – OMG so delicious!

    • December 16, 2020


      I used the exact recipe and just swapped out the flour for gluten free flour. It turned out great!!

    • April 19, 2024


      I use Arva GF all-purpose flour 1:1 in most recipes, and have never had a failure. The flour is available on-line, and it (along with all their other products) will never disappoint you! (No, I don’t work there. Just a very satisfied customer :)

  • July 23, 2020


    Tasty. Out of this world.

  • July 23, 2020

    Florence A Geldart

    I’ve been making these Ginger Crinkles for many years..I don’t cook them as long as it says as we like them a bit chewy.. Of course whoever gave me the recipe ..There were no directions etc.

  • July 23, 2020


    Made these last week! Delicious!
    Made a double recipe, and increased ginger to 3 Tbsp. and cinnamon to 1 Tbsp, because we like then spicy?

  • July 23, 2020

    Phyllis Schultz

    I made both the ginger cookies for the ice cream sandwich and the butter tart muffins both were big hits. Thanks

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