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The Best-Ever Ginger Crinkles Molasses Cookie Recipe

Updated on October 23, 2014

An Easy and Delicious Recipe For Ginger Crinkles

This recipe for ginger crinkles is definitely a favorite in my house. It is one which we associate with the holidays although there is nothing to keep you from devouring these cookies all year around.

It is an extremely easy recipe with all of the ingredients coming together in two bowls with a wooden spoon. You then shape the dough into small balls, roll them in sugar and place them on the pan. Nothing could be easier.

When the cookies are finished cooking, the result will be cookies that are cracked or crinkled on the top just like those shown in the wonderful photographs from Flickr on this page.

This is the perfect ginger crinkle recipe and was originally from a copy of a fantastic publication called Canadian Living magazine. Maybe this is the recipe you have been searching for...


The Best-Ever Ginger Crinkles Cookie Recipe - So easy to make that all you need is a bowl, a wooden spoon, your measuring cups and cookie trays. This recipe mak

2/3 cup Vegetable Oil

1-1/4 cup Granulated Sugar (separated into 1 cup and 1/4 cup)

1 Egg

1/4 cup Fancy Molasses

1-3/4 cups All-Purpose Flour

2 tsp Ground Ginger

1 tsp Cinnamon

1 tsp Baking Powder

1 tsp Baking Soda

1/2 tsp Salt

  • In a bowl whisk the oil with 1 cup of the sugar, then whisk in egg until it is smooth and finally whisk in the fancy molasses. In another bowl mix together the flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Pour the wet mix onto the try mix and stir until you have a moist dough.

  • Using a 1 tbsp measure if you prefer bigger cookies or a 1 tsp measure if you prefer smaller cookies measure out the dough. Roll the dough into balls and then roll the balls into the reserved 1/4 cup of sugar.

  • Bake on greased pans in the middle of your oven set at 375 degrees.

  • The recipe says to cook for 12 minutes. I prefer 8 to 10 minutes but it will depend upon how you like your cookies cooked. When they are cooked, they will be flattened, cracked and possibly a little bit browned although I prefer rescuing mine from the oven before they are browned.

  • Let cool on racks.

Ginger Crinkles Will Make Your House Smell Like A Million Dollars!

Cookie Mixer

Calphalon Utensils Wood Medium Spoon

A comfortable wooden spoon is the only mixer you need to make these easy Ginger Cookies! This one is a great quality spoon. It is thick and solid with a smooth finish. (Items like this spoon are great ones to keep in mind when you are shopping on Amazon because sometimes you just need to spend a few dollars more to earn the 'free shipping.' Some people I know keep a running list of little things they need or want and use it when they are shopping on line.)


Experiment with your Ginger Crinkles. They taste good slightly underdone OR slightly crispy!

© 2009 Treasures By Brenda

Do you love ginger crinkles? Cookies?

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    • fathomblueEG profile image

      fathomblueEG 4 years ago

      Yes and the ginger spice has the perfect bite to make any recipe flavorful. Love your lens:-)

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      burntchestnut 5 years ago

      I love gingersnaps, so I'm sure I'll love ginger crinkles. Can't wait to try them.

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      Leah J. Hileman 5 years ago from East Berlin, PA, USA

      I have a recipe (I think from "Taste of Home" magazine that is a Ginger button cookie (Thumbprint cookie) with a ginger frosting in the dimple. So good!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      The picture of Amanda is priceless...the best advertising for your best ever ginger crinkles! I think I want my house to smell like a million dollars! Sweetly done...

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      Linda Pogue 5 years ago from Missouri

      I was gifted a huge jar of molasses a while back and have been wanting to make something with it. Your Ginger Crinkles sound like just the thing! Thank you!

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      ScareYouDiva 5 years ago

      Sounds great. I'll be trying them out for Christmas baking season

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      blanckj 5 years ago

      I do love ginger cookies. Thanks for sharing a yummy lens.

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      lbos114 6 years ago

      Cute lens, my favorite cookies, I could eat them by the dozens :)

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      Cath1125 6 years ago

      My daughter wants to make gingerbread cookies for her godmother for a christmas gift, i will get her to check out your recipe. Nice lense

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      gypsyman27 lm 6 years ago

      Very good recipe, this is my time for baking and you've provided more ammo:). I enjoyed this lens and will try the cookie recipe. See you around the galaxy...

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      MuskyJim LM 6 years ago

      Just a quick question. I was wondering how do the sprinkles of sugar get on top of your cookies? The debate with me and the fiance' tonight was take a salt shaker full of sugar after they are done, or press gently in a bowl of sugar after they have cooked. Either way, congratulations on another wonderful lens.

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      Barbara Radisavljevic 6 years ago from Templeton, CA

      I love any ginger cookies. I will have to try these. They look delicious, and I'm getting hungry.

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      Moe Wood 7 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      Love them! :D

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      Lynne Schroeder 7 years ago from Blue Mountains Australia

      These look very yummy and very sweet!

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      Tony Payne 7 years ago from Southampton, UK

      These look the same as what we call Ginger Snaps in England. Snaps because they are harder and crunchy and "Snap" when you bite them. They taste so good. CoOngratulations on your Purple Star.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Oh, don't do this to me. Now I want it to be Christmas! :-) These cookies look heavenly. Congratulations on your purple star.

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      Barkely 7 years ago

      These look yummy!

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      religions7 7 years ago

      Great lens, blessed by a squidangel :)

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Oh these Ginger Crinkles sound wonderful! That gingerbread house cookie jar makes me drool too!

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      WANDERINGWONDER1 7 years ago

      hahaha!!! am trying to tie myself on a good diet, but being an amateur pastry chef myself hahaha!!! I've got to try on these cookies!!! Go Brenda!!!

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      Dianne Loomos 7 years ago

      Your ginger crinkles sound really wonderful. I think I'll have to try these!

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      Joan4 7 years ago

      Yummy! Makes me want a big mug of coffee and a few of these super cookies!

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      Susan Deppner 7 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I have printed this wonderful-sounding recipe and will be preparing it soon. It's a cookie I know my family will really love. This is a beautiful lens!

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      Mary Beth Granger 7 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      These look great!

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      Kiwisoutback 7 years ago from Massachusetts

      Anything gingerbread is good by me. In fact, we use gingerbread syrup for our lattes once in a while. Looks delicious!