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Yummy Molasses Crackles

Yummy Molasses Crackles

Crystallized ginger give these chewy molasses cookies a spicy jolt.


  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup plus ⅓ cup sugar, divided
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ⅓ cup crystallized ginger, finely chopped


  • Beat butter and 1 cup sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer until creamy. Add egg and molasses. Mix well.
  • Whisk flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, cloves and ginger in another large bowl until well blended. Stir in crystallized ginger.
  • Blend the flour mixture into the butter mixture a cup at a time, mixing well, until it is all incorporated. Chill the dough in the refrigerator until firm, 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly coat 2 baking sheets with cooking spray.
  • Place the remaining ⅓ cup sugar in a shallow dish. Roll the dough into 1-inch balls and then roll in the sugar. Place 1 ½ inches apart on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake the cookies, in batches, until they crackle on top, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.


  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

AUTHOR EatingWell Test Kitchen
BRAND EatingWell

YIELD about 3 dozen cookies
ACTIVE TIME 15 minutes
TOTAL TIME 1 1/2 hours


Per serving 79 Calories
Total Fat 1 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Mono Saturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 9 mg
Sodium 106 mg
Fiber 0 g
Protein 1 g
Potassium 43 mg
Added Sugars 9 g
Calcium 9 mg
Folate 21 mcg
Carbohydrate Servings 1

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