Molasses Crinkles

These molasses crinkles are the perfect winter treat. The warmth from the molasses, and spices make these perfect for those colder months. 

Molasses Crinkles | A delicious cookie full of warm winter flavors via sweetasacookie.com

Once upon a time we got a foot of snow super early in the season. A few days later it hit a high of 67 degrees and all the snow was gone. I really feel like mother nature is playing games with me. Snowy weather makes me so productive and happy but no, she had to take the snow away from me.

These molasses crinkles are perfect for those windy and snowy autumn winter days. When you take that first bite they instantly “warm” you up. 

Molasses Crinkles | A delicious cookie full of warm winter flavors via sweetasacookie.com

Winter is my favorite time of the year. Everything is covered in a thick white blanket, Christmas lights are everywhere, and the seasons flavors are my favorite. Cinnamon? Yeah, that’s my JAM! I add cinnamon into anything sweet. I’m too scared to add it to savory foods.

I’ve added cinnamon to a glazed ham before but that’s totally different because there’s loads of sugar, DUH! 

Molasses Crinkles | A delicious cookie full of warm winter flavors via sweetasacookie.com

I don’t know what I love most about these cookies. They’re almost impossible to describe. In fact, they might even be impossible to describe. If you’ve watched the new TV show on the Food Network called Hungry Games you might have an idea of what I’m talking about. Apparently if a food satisfies all of your flavor senses it becomes impossible to determine what that food tastes like. 

The examples they used were Heinz Ketchup and Hellmmans Mayo. If you try to pick one word to describe what either one of those taste like… it’s impossible. It’s crazy but they’re indescribable! When describing these molasses crinkles the only thing that comes to mind is warmth. Weird right?

Molasses Crinkles | A delicious cookie full of warm winter flavors via sweetasacookie.com

Molasses Crinkles
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A delicious cookie full of warm winter flavors.
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Dough
  1. 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  2. 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  3. 1 whole egg + 1 yolk
  4. 6 tablespoons molasses
  5. 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  6. 2 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  7. 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  8. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  9. 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  10. 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  11. 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  12. 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  13. 3 cups all purpose flour
Sugar Coating
  1. 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  2. 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  3. 1/8 teaspoon allspice
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375° F.
  2. In the bowl of your stand mixer combine butter and sugar until fluffy.
  3. Add in egg plus yolk and mix until incorporated.
  4. Stir in vanilla, baking soda, baking powder, salt, ginger, cinnamon, ground cloves, and allspice.
  5. Slowly add in flour and only mix until just incorporated.
  6. For the sugar coating; in a small bowl combine sugar, ginger, and allspice.
  7. Drop rounded tablespoons of cookie dough into sugar coating and cover dough balls completely.
  8. Place the dough balls onto a lined baking sheet approximately 2 inches apart from one another.
  9. Bake in a preheated oven for 12-14 minutes.
  10. Allow cookies to cool on a bakers rack.
  11. Store in an airtight container and enjoy!
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