Molasses Spice Crinkle Cookies 3 Ways

Servings: 24-30 serving(s)

Prep time: 10 minutes

Total time: 22 minutes

Cooking time: 12 minutes

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Turn one batch of cookies into three with this versatile Molasses Spice Crinkle Cookie recipe.

molasses spice crinkle cookies three ways

This is a great recipe for the indecisive baker. You know, those days when you want to bake something sweet but can’t decide on a recipe. It’s a classic molasses cookie recipe that can go in all sorts of directions. I have three suggestions here but the variations are infinite.

molasses spice crinkle cookies three ways

This one recipe can become three:

  1. Molasses Spice Crinkle Cookies
  2. Chocolate Chip Molasses Cookies
  3. Double Ginger Spice Cookies

In in the mood for chocolate? Turn these into molasses chocolate chip cookies. Or if you want to add an extra bite of spice and chewiness you can toss in some candied ginger. Or they’re lovely on their own as simple molasses spice crinkle cookies.

molasses spice crinkle cookies three ways

More variations:

This recipe would work with orange zest too, or white chocolate chips. May be add a little coffee or plunk a Hershey’s Kiss in the middle.

Molasses Spice Crinkle Cookies Recipe 3 ways

Ingredients: 

  • 2 ¾ cup flour, spooned in
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • ¾ tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. cloves
  • ¾ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup packed dark brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • Granulated sugar for coating

Optional variations:

  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/3-1/2 cups chopped candied ginger

Instructions:

  1. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, and spices.
  2. In a large bowl beat together butter and both sugars until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in molasses, egg, and vanilla.
  4. Add the flour and spice mixture and mix just until dough comes together.
  5. Refrigerate dough for 30 minutes or preferably overnight (if you have time).

To bake:

  1. Preheat oven to 3750F and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Scoop dough into walnut-sized balls and roll in sugar to coat.
  3. Gently flatten the ball with the bottom of a glass or mug.
  4. Bake 10-12 minutes until firm (don’t over bake).

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Annemarie’s Chewy Molasses Chocolate Chip Cookies

Servings: 3 1/2 dozen serving(s)

Prep time: 15 minutes

Total time: 25 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

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chewy molasses chocolate chip cookies
If you’re a fan of chocolate chip cookies made with brown sugar then this recipe is for you.
It’s a classic chocolate chip cookie made rich, delicious and extra flavourful with molasses. There is no brown sugar in the recipe but the texture is characteristic of a good brown sugar cookie — All that flavour that you just can’t get from plain white sugar.
The recipe came from a reader who adapted an old Crosby’s recipe for quick ginger cookies into what has become her favourite chocolate chip cookie recipe.
chewy molasses chocolate chip cookies
I’d have to agree.
Stripped of spices and deliciously overwhelmed by chocolate chips these soft chewy cookies remind me that a classic chocolate chip cookie is still a great baking marvel.
Some of this batch will get tucked into a care parcel for my son who is off at camp for two weeks, living in a tent and canoeing all over Southwestern New Brunswick. I’m thinking they’d be yummy with campfire-toasted marshmallows.
chewy molasses chocolate chip cookies
If you prefer your chocolate chip cookies to be a little thicker and slightly cake like then reduce the molasses to ¼ cup.
I’ll give you free reign on the chocolate chips. Annemarie adds 2 full cups but I used 1 1/3 cups in this batch. I also baked them as drop cookies.

Anne Marie’s Chewy Molasses Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Makes about 3 1/2 dozen
Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2  cup Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
  • 2 ¼ cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4  tsp. salt
  • 1-2 cups chocolate chips (you decide!)

Directions:

  1. Cream butter then add sugar, egg, vanilla and molasses. Add dry ingredients. Mix well. Stir in chocolate chips.
  2. Drop by teaspoonful onto a parchment lined cookie sheet or make into small balls, roll in white sugar and press down with fork.
  3. Bake at 375°F for 8 to 10 minutes.

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Lacy chocolate chip cookies loaded with lots of healthy stuff

Lacy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies with coconut and wheat germ

“Cookie” is not a bad word

A school in my area has a cookie ban in place.

I get the motivation behind the ban. Teaching kids and parents about healthy eating is important stuff.

But what goes in the cookies and muffins is what’s important (in my opinion). And as my mom says: “Everything in moderation.”

Lacy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies with coconut and wheat germ

I won’t pretend that cookies are healthy, but you can fill them with lots of healthy stuff.

Case in point –  these yummy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are full of:

  • old fashioned rolled oats
  • 100% whole grain flour
  • wheat germ
  • unsweetened coconut
  • walnuts

All healthy ingredients.

Molasses is wholesome and extra dark chocolate has its benefits too.

So enjoy your homemade cookies and happily avoid the hydrogenated world.

Lacy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies with coconut and wheat germ

This is one of those recipes that my mom tore out of a cooking magazine years ago, contributed by a reader which means that it’s a great recipe. (Because nobody shares a ho-hum cookie recipe.)

I consider this a summer cookie recipe because it’s light and almost lacy. It’s a bit chewy too, so you could use it if you’re inclined to make ice cream sandwiches.

Mom’s oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 ½ cups dark brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
  • 2 ¼ cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 ½ tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup wheat germ (or ground flax)
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (can use white chocolate)
  • 1 cup walnut pieces
  1. Cream butter and sugar.
  2. Add the vanilla and the eggs and beat until fluffy.
  3. Stir in remaining ingredients and mix well.
  4. Drop by heaping teaspoonful onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
  5. Bake at 375 F for about 10 minutes (watch closely).

If you love chocolate chip cookies try these chewy chocolate chip cookies.

 

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