This was the best new Christmas cookie recipe of 2015! Eggnog shortbread cookies were fantastic, but this was my favorite. The cookies were chewy, flavorful, and just a little bit spicy. The raw sugar around the outside provides crunch and texture.
As I start to think about and plan the Christmas cookie tray for this year, I know these will be included! I have been thinking about these cookies for 11 months and cannot wait to whip up another batch.
These cookies are everything you could ever want from a Christmas cookie. They are easy to make, keep well, and super tasty. There is a little bit of crunch from the sugar on the outside while the middle is soft and chewy. Inside is flavorful from the molasses and spice. I truly hope you make these this December!
Molasses Crinkle Cookies
Adapted from My Kitchen Addiction
Yield - 3 1/2 dozen cookies
- 1 1/2 sticks (12 tablespoons) unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 cup lightly packed dark brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 cup molasses
- 2 1/4 cup flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon allspice
- 1/2 cup raw turbinado sugar
In the bowl of a stand mixer with a paddle attachment cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add the egg and vanilla and beat until well incorporated. Scrape the bowl and beat in the molasses.
Sift together the flour, soda, cinnamon, ginger, salt, cloves, and allspice.
Add to the dough in the mixer and mix on low until just combined.
Cover the dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
Preheat the oven to 375 ˚F and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Use a 2-tablespoon scoop to portion the dough. Roll each ball of dough into the turbinado sugar and place on the cookie sheet about 2-inches apart. These cookies do spread.
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until just set. Remove and let cool on a wire rack.
I’m sharing this recipe with the #FillTheCookieJar group this month.
Each month the #FillTheCookieJar group shares our cookie creations. If you enjoy baking and would like to bake with the group each month contact Cynthia at Feeding Big.