Grandma's molasses krinkles

Grandma always had these cookies in a Tupperware Ham Saver located conveniently at my level, in the lowest kitchen cabinets (you rule grandma!). I would stealthfully acquire the cookies, grab my red plastic cowboy boot cup, which I still have, and fill it with ice cold milk.

Nothing like living on the farm, chowing down on cookies from the range (stove), and indulging in moo juice from the herd. The only thing that could have been better for this cowboy, is if I could have figured out how to stop my holster from slipping down on my footy pajamas.

Makes 4 dozen 2 ½ inch cookies.


  • ¾ cup butter, room temp
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • 2 ¼ cups sifted flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cloves
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • Extra sugar for dippin’


  • Mixer with paddle
  • Spatula
  • Measuring spoons and cup
  • Sifter
  • Baking sheets (covered with parchment or silicone mat)


  1. Prewarm oven to 350°F.
  2. Cream together the butter and brown sugar.
  3. Mix the egg and molasses with creamed butter and sugar.
  4. Sift together the flower, baking soda, salt, cloves, cinnamon and ginger and then stir into the wet mixture.
  5. Chill dough (15-20 minutes). Dough will keep several days.
  6. Roll into balls the size of walnuts.
  7. Dip tops in sugar.
  8. Place sugar side up on cookie sheet
  9. Sprinkle each cookie with 2 or 3 drops of water to produce a crackled surface.
  10. Bake approx. 10 to 12 minutes at 350°F.

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Re: Grandma's molasses krinkles

Ok, so I can’t cook, I mean not at all…I don’t even have a food processor in my kitchen, but Andrew said that I could definitely make these cookies (I had to buy a cookie sheet!). I didn’t believe him, but I felt domestic one Saturday afternoon and I tried. I wanted to be the one who came to the office Monday morning with something I cooked from scratch for everyone. That’s never me…He was right, I managed not to burn down the house and they actually turned out well. At least that’s what they told me at the office on Monday morning as I basked in my chef’s glow! Yeah!

hip, hip, hurray!

Three cheers Bedford!

You wanted to ease your way into in the kitchen and started with a resounding success. Testing the krinkles out on your office mates was a smart move. I’m looking forward to hearing about your next big culinary adventure. If you keep feeding your co-workers it may just lead to a promotion. Be sure to let us know what happens next.

Re: Grandma's molasses krinkles

Bedford’s right. These cookies are super easy and so good that everyone will think you are a pro pastry chef!

Re: Grandma's molasses krinkles