Friday, November 20, 2009

Whole Wheat Molasses Crinkles

These are my absolute favorite cookie. My college roommate made them once for me and I was hooked -- I had to have her recipe. Her original recipe is wonderful, but this year, I decided to try making them a bit healthier, by using whole wheat.

No one will ever know these are made with 100% whole wheat flour.  Truly.  They are still soft and chewy and packed full of flavor.

Whole Wheat Molasses Crinkles - Adapted from Kim
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Makes 4 dozen cookies

3/4 C butter
3/4 C brown sugar, packed
1 egg
1/4 C molasses, heaping
1 1/2 C whole wheat flour
1 C white whole wheat flour (you can also use more whole wheat)
2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cloves
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. ginger

Cream together shortening, sugar, egg, and molasses until creamy.

Sift together flour, soda, salt and spices. Add to the creamed mixture and mix well.*

Heat oven to 350. Roll dough into balls the size of large walnuts. Roll in sugar.

Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet.

Bake about 10 minutes, just until set, but not hard.

Remove from the cookie sheet and cool on a wire wrack.

Store in an airtight container.

And, hide it ;)

*You may wish to chill the dough for about 15 minutes before forming the cookies.  We've done it both ways, and chilled dough is much easier to work with!

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  1. Yum! Those are my favorite cookies. I'm definitely going to try this variation.

  2. Yum! Those are my favorite cookies. I'm definitely going to try this variation.

  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog! These cookies look wonderful. I think I may have to talk some kids into helping me bake today ;).

  4. I bet these taste wonderful. I need to start be healthier and use whole wheat flour. They look so good!
    vickie@ cooking with vickie

  5. I love molasses cookies they always remind me of my grandma. I haven't had one of these little treats in years. THANKS!!! for the recipe.

  6. My all-time favorite cookie! Gotta make some very soon :)


  7. This seems like the perfect cookie recipe for the holidays. I made a molasses blueberry cake not too long ago and absolutely fell in love with molasses. I love all of the spices.

  8. It's great to know that these are good with whole wheat. Molasses cookies are one of our favorites.

  9. These look really good. I'd like to try making them -- maybe over the holiday weekend next week when I might have more time. I love that they are healthy and I absolutely love molasses so I bet I will love them:)

  10. These look perfect. I love that you've used whole wheat flour.

  11. Can you make these pretty big? Like 3 " in diameter?

  12. These look amazing. I can't wait to try them!

  13. I love molasses cookies, too! his looks like a killer recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  14. I also LOVE molasses cookies and crinkle cookies - great combination! Thanks for linking at our virtual cookie swap!


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