Crackle Top Molasses Cookies


These molasses crackle cookies taste like gingersnaps.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
48 cookies


  • cup vegetable oil

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 egg

  • ¼ cup molasses

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves

  • cup white sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).

  2. Mix oil and 1 cup sugar in a large bowl. Add egg; beat well. Stir in molasses, 2 cups flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves. Add more flour to make a firm dough if needed.

  3. Shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls. Roll in 1/3 cup sugar. Place 3 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until tops crack, 12 to 14 minutes. Remove cookies from the baking sheet and cool on a rack.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

149 Calories
6g Fat
22g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 149
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 109mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 1g
Calcium 11mg 1%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 66mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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