Spicy Ginger Molasses Crinkle Cookies

Servings: 2 dozen serving(s)

Prep time: 15 minutes

Total time: 30 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

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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


Spicy Ginger Molasses Crinkle Cookies

  • Author: Bridget Oland
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12-15 min
  • Total Time: 40 minute
  • Yield: 2 dozen 1x


  • 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.

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7 thoughts on “Spicy Ginger Molasses Crinkle Cookies

  1. Phyllis Schultz says:

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

  2. Linda says:

    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😀

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Hi Linda, I love that you added extra spice :)

  3. Florence A Geldart says:

    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.

  4. Frances says:

    Tasty. Out of this world.

  5. Rob Vance says:

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

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Hi Rob, We have a gluten-free section on our website with some baking recipes. Also, I have had great luck making some of our cookies and gingerbreads using Bob’s Red Mill 1:1 flour. https://www.crosbys.com/great-granola-recipes/

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