Chocolate Molasses Crinkle Cookies

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chocolate molasses crinkle cookies

My friend Darlene has some of the best recipes. You can thank her for the chocolate gingerbread recipe and the gingersnaps. (Her last name is Baker, so go figure.)

She gave me this recipe for chocolate molasses crinkle cookies the day my little girl grew a little older in an instant.

The big event? She biked alone to Darlene’s house. And it involved busy street crossing.

The solo journey wasn’t intentional (on my part anyway). We started out together but she bombed along ahead of me, crossed the main road (cross walk lights) and continued along the sidewalk. Then she crossed the main road again in front of Darlene’s house (sharp corner, no crosswalk). She arrived safe and sound.

This is a Martha Stewart recipe and apparently one of her all-time favourites. You’ll understand why.

Chocolate and molasses are a beautiful pairing and chocolate with spice is deliciously exotic. Combine all three and you have a lovely flavour blend. Plus, the texture of these cookies is irresistible;  crackly on the outside, soft and chewy in the middle.

Chocolate Molasses Crinkle Cookies

(A Martha Stewart recipe…one of her all-time favourites).

  • 1 ½ cups flour, plus 1 Tbs
  • 1 ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 Tbsp grated fresh ginger
  • ½ cup packad brown sugar
  • ¼ cup Grandma Fancy Molasses
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 ½ tsp boiling water
  • ¾ cup chocolate chips
  • ¼ sugar (for rolling cookies in)
  1. Combine flour, spices and cocoa in a bowl and set aside.
  2. In another bowl beat the butter and fresh ginger. Add the brown sugar and beat until well combined. Add the molasses and mix well.
  3. In a small bowl dissolve the baking soda in the boiling water.
  4. Beat half of the flour mixture into the butter. Add the baking soda mixture, then the rest of the flour mixture. Mix well. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  5. Put the dough in the fridge for 20 minutes and pre-heat the oven the 325 F
  6. Roll dough into 1 ½ inch balls, roll in the sugar and place on a parchment-lined cookie sheet, 2” apart.
  7. Bake 13-15 minutes, until the surface cracks. Let cool.


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10 thoughts on “Chocolate Molasses Crinkle Cookies

  1. Linda Lucas says:

    I made these cookies for my church supper and they were a hit. Everyone loved them, including me. Thank you,

    P.S. I did not add the chocolate.

    1. Bridget says:

      Hi Linda,
      I’m so pleased that everyone liked them. Thanks for letting me know! Also, good to know they’re still delicious without the chocolate.

  2. my address is p.o Box 145 Southern Hr Newfoundland a0b3h0

    1. Bridget says:

      Hi Shirley, We’d be happy to put a copy of our Family Favourites cookbook in the mail to you! The Cookies & Bar book is only available online but you should have no trouble viewing it on your computer (or downloading it).

  3. Nicole says:

    could you send me your family favourites cookbook please i can not download it!! i love your Spicy Pudding! Nicole Hawley 25 Ward Ave, North Alton, NS, B4N-3V8

    1. Bridget says:

      Hi Nicole – we’ll send out a copy to you this week.

  4. Thanks for adding my blog to your blog roll! I’m a huge fan of molasses in baking but I’ve never mixed them with chocolate. I’m absolutely going to be trying these for my next cookie baking session!

    1. Bridget says:

      Let me know what you think. They’re a staff favourite around here!

  5. Dorothy Hines says:

    Could you send me your Cook book I cannot download Dorothy HinesRR#1Glenwood Yarmouth County B0W1W0 N.S. I love the Recepes

    1. Bridget says:

      Hi Dorothy, We’ll get one in the mail to you!

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