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Molasses Spice Crinkle Cookies

Molasses Spice Crinkle Cookies

These Molasses Spice Crinkle Cookies are just one of many of my favorite southern holiday traditions.  These cookies are made year after year, by generation after generation.  They’re made from recipe cards tattered by age, discolored by drips of molasses and sugar crusted fingers, the paper worn soft with age and use, the scent of ginger, molasses, cinnamon, and cloves woven into the recipe cards themselves.  

molasses crinkle cookies for fbcookie swap

These Molasses Spice Crinkle Cookies are just one of many of my favorite southern holiday traditions.  These cookies are made year after year, by generation after generation.  They’re made from recipe cards tattered by age, discolored by drips of molasses and sugar crusted fingers, the paper worn soft with age and use, the scent of ginger, molasses, cinnamon, and cloves woven into the recipe cards themselves.  

As soon as this year’s invite to the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap  hit my inbox, I knew that these were the cookies I was going to make.  These are as southern as y’all, sweet tea, apple pie, and cast iron.The strong, sweet flavor of molasses is balanced with spices and sugars in these traditional southern Molasses Spice Crinkle Cookies, which is why these are the cookies that I chose to make for this year’s Food Blogger Cookie Swap.  

I love sharing my favorite southern recipes with y’all, and sending cookies (love) across the country while supporting Cookies For Kids Cancer Foundation,  is one of my favorite holiday traditions.

I have to give a shout out here to these fabulous brand partners, without whom we wouldn’t have been able to raise over $7,000 for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer! Hooray for cookies!

Being able to share my favorite sweets, donate to an incredible charity, and get yummy cookies in return… ummm yes, please.

Those are the reasons I love participating in the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap every year; I mean, it’s not terrible getting 3 packages of homemade cookies in the mail, either :-). Seriously, y’all, look at the deliciousness that I received this year! I don’t know what’s more exciting, wondering who I’m getting cookies from, what cookies they’re sending, or waiting to see how much money we helped to donate to the Cookies For Kids Cancer Foundation! 

food blogger cookie swap

 

I sent these Molasses Spice Crinkle Cookies to: Melissa from Mel Bakes Things, Karla at Forty Cakes, and Faye of Live Bake Love.  I hope they enjoy them as much as we do!

holiday molasses spice crinkle cookies

 

These cookies are crispy and chewy, crusted with sweet sparkling sugar, and they’re rich, delicious, spicy, sweet, and a true southern classic. 

I had to hide these cookies THREE TIMES so that I could make them, mail them, and photograph them.  I swear that my family’s spidey senses start tingling as soon as the molasses hits the sugar in the mixing bowl.

ginger molasses crinkle cookies

What are your favorite holiday cookies?  If you participate in an annual cookie swap, if you don’t… start one, what’s your favorite cookie that you’ve received, and what’s your go-to recipe to make.

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Molasses Spice Crinkle Cookies

Molasses Spice Crinkle Cookies

Rich and delicious southern molasses ginger spice crinkle cookies.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 Cups shortening
  • 1/2 Cup granulated white sugar
  • 1/2 Cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 Cup Molasses
  • 2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon roasted cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice

Coating

  • 1 Cup White Sparkling Sugar Crystals

Instructions

  1. Beat the shortening at medium speed until fluffy; add the sugars and combine at medium speed until combined. Add the egg and molasses, mix until combined, don't forget to scrape the sides!
  2. In a separate bowl: combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice. Whisk together.
  3. Add the flour mixture to the shortening mixture 1/2 Cup at a time. Mix on low, scraping the sides between each addition.
  4. Chill the dough for at least 1 hour
  5. Pre-heat the oven to 375°F
  6. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper
  7. Roll the chilled dough into 1/4" to 1/2" balls
  8. Roll the balls in the white sparkling sugar crystals and space them 2" a part on the cookie sheet
  9. Bake for 8 - 10 minutes
  10. The cookies may be soft, but they will firm up as they cool
  11. Cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, and then remove to a wire rack to finish cooling

 

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