Molasses Crackle Cookies Recipe
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Molasses Crackle Cookies Recipe

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You can treat yourself to one or two of my crackle cookies without any pang of guilt. Most molasses cookies are loaded with butter and have way too much sugar, but not mine. You would never know these are so low in fat.— Jean L. Ecos, Hartland, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:30 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 30 servings


  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie: 77 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 106mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch.


  1. In a small bowl, beat sugar and oil until blended. Beat in egg and molasses. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, ginger and cloves; gradually add to sugar mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°. Shape dough into 1-in. balls; roll in confectioners' sugar. Place 2 in. apart on baking sheets coated with cooking spray; flatten slightly. Bake 7-9 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Molasses Crackle Cookies in Healthy Cooking Annual Recipes Annual 2014

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szhenson User ID: 3372515 263162
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2017

"Ran across this recipe looking for low sugar desserts for diabetic spouse. They were so good - enjoyed by all family members. Did not miss all that sugar ( in fact, reduced to 1/2 cup) and flavor enormous. Skipped confectioners ' sugar."

Maxine81 User ID: 1465582 214133
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2014

"One of the best cookies I have made in a long time. easy to make. My family loves them very much and the kitchen swell's wonderful when baking. Great for Christmas."

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