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molasses crackles

(2 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Diane Hughes
Valdosta, GA

I found this recipe in a book I was reading and I changed it somewhat and it makes a lot of big, soft molasses cookies. Everyone at church loves them. The recipe makes plenty. I also make the balls and freeze them to bake later.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Crunchy and full of flavor, this is a perfect recipe for a cookie exchange. It makes a multitude of cookies that all will enjoy. A cookie to enjoy with coffee - they're perfect for dunking!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(2 ratings)
yield 8 -10 doz. depending on size scoop used.
prep time 25 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For molasses crackles

  • 1 1/2 c
    melted butter
  • 2 c
  • 1/2 c
    dark molasses
  • 2 lg
    eggs, beaten
  • 4 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp
  • 4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 c
    sanding sugar (raw sugar)

How To Make molasses crackles

  • 1
    Melt the butter in a microwave safe bowl. Mix in the sugar and the molasses. Let it cool on the counter. Mix the eggs in a cup. Wait for the butter mixture to cool so it won't cook the eggs.
  • 2
    Add the eggs and and stir in well. Then add in the spices, salt, soda.
  • 3
    Add the flour in 1 cup increments, mixing well after each addition. The dough will be stiff at this point. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 2 hours. Overnight is better.
  • 4
    Preheat oven to 350*F. Rack in the center of oven. I use a walnut sized scoop (2 Tbs.) and drop into sanding sugar, roll around and put 12 cookies per greased cookie sheet. I use parchment paper. Bake 10-12 min. The cookies will flatten out by themselves as they bake. Move to cooling rack to cool completely.
  • 5
    The cookies freeze well also. Wrap in foil and place in a freeze bag. They'll be fine for 3 months or so. If you freeze the balls don't roll in sugar until you are ready to bake.

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