15 September 2010 ~ 8 Comments

Chocolate Molasses Crinkle Cookies

I love to play with my food, so today I decided to try an experiment. I was lying awake last night mulling over how it would work to replace the ginger in my ginger cookies recipe with cocoa (yes I think about food and cooking ALL THE TIME!) So I tried it, and it worked fabulously. The same texture, the same size, the same recipe (almost) except for the ginger – just replace the TBSP of ginger with 5 TBSP of cocoa. Who knew?!? 🙂

Chocolate Molasses Crinkle Cookies

3/4 cup shortening (I used 1/2 cup shortening, and 1/4 cup margarine)
1 cup sugar (plus a little extra to roll cookies in)
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg
1/4 cup molasses
2 cups flour
5 TBSP cocoa powder
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

Cream together shortening and sugar. Add vanilla and eggs and beat well. Add molasses. Add flour, cocoa, soda and salt. Mix very well. Form into small balls, roll in extra sugar, and place on baking tray. Bake for 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees F. Watch them for the crinkly tops, and don’t over bake.

8 Responses to “Chocolate Molasses Crinkle Cookies”

  1. Olga Brooks 17 September 2010 at 1:51 pm Permalink

    I love your brownie recipe. They truely are the best ever made. I also make your Chinese Chews. I make a batch every week. They are delicious.

  2. Karen 26 October 2010 at 9:38 pm Permalink

    Made these with the kids today.
    fyi — they make awesome ice cream sandwiches!


  3. Wendy 29 October 2010 at 1:14 pm Permalink

    Hi Catherine,
    I baked the chocolate crinkle cookies gluten free. I used 2 cups of Bulk Barn’s gluten free flour in place of the regular flour. They turned out great!

  4. Lou Graham 15 January 2011 at 7:10 pm Permalink

    These cookies are the BEST…I can’t keep them in the house!!!

  5. Tawnia 11 February 2011 at 9:17 pm Permalink

    Oh my goodness these cookies were SO good and so easy (and fun!) to make!
    I had 2 little girls helping me (4 & 5) and they had a blast rolling the cookies and rolling them in the sugar.
    They tasted SO good that I have no doubt that by tomorrow night they will be long gone!

  6. juliana 5 February 2012 at 3:17 pm Permalink

    soooo good

  7. juliana 5 February 2012 at 3:17 pm Permalink

    sooo good@ ::D amazing!

  8. amethyst 17 December 2012 at 1:14 pm Permalink

    I think we think the same way. I heard somewhere that you could replace some of the flour in a recipe with cocoa powder to make it chocolate flavored and I’be been meaning to do that with molasses crinkles for some time. I’m going to try your recipe today!

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