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Molasses Crinkles

I made these Molasses Crinkles using blackstrap molasses.  We love the taste and the added benefits of iron, minerals and vitamins supplied from it, however minute, are a bonus!

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Molasses Crinkles

  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 to 1 cup granulated sugar, depending on type of molasses used
  • 1/4 cup margarine (1/2 stick), room temperature
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup unsulphered molasses*
  • 1 egg
  • 2 to 2 1/2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • powdered sugar for rolling

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  Mix brown sugar, 1/2 cup granulated sugar and margarine together until incorporated. Add oil and molasses and mix well.  Taste…add more sugar if needed. Stir in egg. Sift 2 cups flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ground ginger and nutmeg together.  Stir the dry ingredients in well. If very moist, add more flour, a little at the time.

Roll dough into walnut size balls then roll in powdered sugar to coat.  Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake 9 to 11 minutes until done.   Immediately transfer to a cooling rack. Enjoy!

*Blackstrap molasses was used in this recipe.  If using light or medium molasses, please adjust sweetness to your taste, they are sweeter than blackstrap.

NOTE:  For more of a gingerbread cookie, you can add another teaspoon of ground ginger, reduce the cinnamon to 1 teaspoon and add 1/2 teaspoon allspice, keeping the nutmeg.