Perfect Molasses Crinkle Cookies!

These easy to make chewy cookies will be a hit any time of year!

Course cookies, Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
133 kcal


  • 1/2 cup butter room temperature
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup dark molasses lightly grease measuring cup to prevent molasses from sticking
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup 'Sugar in the Raw' to roll cookie dough balls in.


  1. With an electric mixer, beat the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy (about 2 - 3 minutes). Add the oil, molasses, egg, and vanilla extract and beat until incorporated. In separate bowl, combine dry ingredients. Flour, soda, salt and spices. Mix well and add to wet ingredients. Beat with electric mixer until well combined. Cover and chill the batter until firm (about 2 hours or overnight. I chilled mine for 2 hours and it worked great).
  2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with Silpat liner or parchment paper.
  3. Place 1 cup of raw granulated sugar in a medium sized bowl. When the dough has chilled sufficiently, roll into 1 inch balls. Then roll the balls of dough into the sugar, coating them thoroughly. Place on the baking sheet, spacing about 2 inches apart and, with the bottom of a glass, flatten the cookies slightly. Bake for about 9-10 minutes or until the tops of the cookies have crinkles yet are barely dry. (They will look a little underdone.) Remove from oven and let cool 5 minutes. Place on a wire rack to continue cooling. Store in an airtight container for up to a week.
  4. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.
Nutrition Facts
Perfect Molasses Crinkle Cookies!
Amount Per Serving
Calories 133 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 16mg5%
Sodium 110mg5%
Potassium 94mg3%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 130IU3%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.