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Spiced Crinkle Cookies

12 Days of Christmas Cookies

These Spiced Crinkle Cookies are soft pillows of molasses and spice. They are rolled in sugar like all good cookies are…

These Spiced Crinkle Cookies are soft pillows of molasses and spice. They have a beautiful balance of molasses flavor, spice and sugar without being overly sweet or spicy!

It wouldn’t be Christmas without a molasses spice cookie and that is a fact.

Bonus points for rolling that cookie in granulated sugar.

These Spiced Crinkle Cookies are soft pillows of molasses and spice. They have a beautiful balance of molasses flavor, spice and sugar without being overly sweet or spicy!

These cookies are softer and more cakey than the molasses cookies I made last year. They have a beautiful balance of molasses flavor, spice and sugar without being overly sweet or spicy!

And there is no cardamom! Are you surprised? I was on a little two day cardamom spree. 😉

These Spiced Crinkle Cookies are soft pillows of molasses and spice. They have a beautiful balance of molasses flavor, spice and sugar without being overly sweet or spicy!

They do not keep as well as some of the other cookies that I made and were best eaten the day or day after they were made. Definitely not ideal for shipping to loved ones. [If that is what you need, try these, or these, or these!]

These Spiced Crinkle Cookies are soft pillows of molasses and spice. They have a beautiful balance of molasses flavor, spice and sugar without being overly sweet or spicy!  This recipe is from The Good Housekeeping Cookbook 1955 edition. Another win for heritage cookbooks!These Spiced Crinkle Cookies are soft pillows of molasses and spice. They have a beautiful balance of molasses flavor, spice and sugar without being overly sweet or spicy!

These Spiced Crinkle Cookies are for the fourth day of my 12 Days of Christmas Cookies! You won’t want to miss the Cranberry Cinnamon Jam Bars,  Rum Refrigerator Cookies, or Cardamom Walnut Snowballs!!

Spiced Crinkle Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 32 minutes

Yield: 36 Cookies

Spiced Crinkle Cookies

These Spiced Crinkle Cookies are soft pillows of molasses and spice. They are rolled in sugar for a little crunch and sweetness on the outside before you get to the soft, chewy interior!

Ingredients

  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • ¾ cup soft shortening
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • Granulated sugar, for rolling

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl whisk together flour, salt, soda, cinnamon, cloves and ginger; set aside.
  2. Cream sugar and shortening until light and fluffy. Add the egg and continue to beat until combined.
  3. Mix in the molasses until combined. Add the flour mixture and mix on low until the dough just comes together. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill at least 1 hour or overnight.
  4. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Scoop cookie dough (I use a 1 tablespoon cookie scoop) and shape into walnut sized balls. Roll in sugar and place 2 inches apart on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  5. Bake 8 minutes or just until they crack! If you bake them longer they won’t be soft and pillowy. Remove to a wire rack to cool.
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4 Comments

  • Kayle (The Cooking Actress)
    December 9, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    ooooh these cookies are gorgeous and PERFECT for christmas!!!

    Reply
  • marcie
    December 10, 2015 at 1:52 am

    Molasses spice cookies are some of my favorites, and these look perfect! 🙂

    Reply
  • David @ Spiced
    December 10, 2015 at 8:05 am

    As soon as I saw this title, I knew I would love these cookies. I mean spiced and crinkle? Yeah, I’m all about that! I haven’t made molasses cookies in forever…I’m thinking I need to make a batch for Santa this year. That’s totally a good excuse, right? 🙂

    Reply
    • Lindsey
      December 21, 2015 at 8:12 am

      I made these yesterday and the are AMAZING. Perfect, chewy, addictive spice cookies. Will be making more.

      Reply

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