On my final day of my homemade Christmas I have Molasses Krinkles for you! Molasses Krinkles are one of my favorite cookies. This is another recipe that has been in my family for years. It is sure to be a favorite!

Molasses Krinkles

Although the recipe calls for shortening butter can be used. Oleo is margarine. You can do half and half, all shortening or all butter or margarine.
Molasses Krinkles

You will form your dough into a walnut size ball. I just use a cookie scoop. Then you will roll in sugar.
Molasses Krinkles

Once your dough is rolled bake in a preheated 375* oven for 8-10 minutes.

Molasses Krinkles

Then there you have it. Delicious Molasses Krinkle cookies!Molasses Krinkles

Molasses Krinkles


3/4 cup Shortening (or Butter)

1 cup brown sugar

1/4t salt

1/2t cloves

1/2t ginger

1 1/2t cinnamon

1 egg

1 1/2 t baking soda

4T Molasses

2 1/4 cups flour

1/3 cup sugar, for rolling


1. Cream together shortening/butter and brown sugar

2. Mix in eggs and molasses  and mix well.

3. Add dry ingredients  and mix well.

4. Refrigerate dough for 2-3 hours

5. Preheat oven to 375*

6. Roll dough into walnut size balls and then roll into sugar. Place onto a parchment lined cookie sheet.

7. Bake for 8-10 minutes

8. Transfer to a cooling rack, cool and then enjoy!

Molasses Krinkles

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