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Chocolate Crinkles

Molasses replaces brown sugar and enhances the chewy goodness of these classic crackly treats.

Serving Size:


Active Time:

40 min.

Total Time:

4 hrs.


  • 1¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ cup butter, at room temp.
  • ⅓ cup molasses
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ cup confectioners’ sugar + additional


  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Coat baking sheets with cooking spray. Combine first 4 ingredients; reserve. On medium speed, beat butter and molasses until smooth; beat in eggs, then vanilla. Beat in reserved flour mixture. Cover; chill at least 1 hr.
  2. Place ½ cup sugar in bowl; reserve. Coat hands with sugar. Using 1 Tbs. per cookie, roll dough into balls; roll in reserved sugar. Place 2″ apart on baking sheets. Bake until crackled and firm around edges, 6–8 min. Let cool on pans.

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