Mimi’s Molasses Crinkles

Mimi’s Molasses Crinkles

I have a story for you.

Once upon a time in my younger years my Mimi would make us her molasses crinkles to take home every time we’d go visit her over the holidays.  This was a great idea because I LOVED those cookies, and yet my parents were in charge of the gallon-sized plastic bag of them.  While it wasn’t fun, they rationed them out to us over the following several days, making sure I would get my cookie fix but not put myself in a sugar coma.

When I got a little older I played volleyball and golf in high school.  Now, volleyball I couldn’t bring myself to ask for cookies to take to games.  I knew that playing hard and all that movement might cause a little…er…disruption in my stomach if I fueled with sweets.  Plus I don’t know if you’ve ever seen volleyball uniforms, but cookies and Spandex shorts don’t really mix well.  Just sayin’.


  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup blackstrap molasses
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar, for rolling
Read the whole recipe on Heather's Dish