Disney Shared Their Recipe for Molasses Crackle Cookies

Nothing says winter weather quite like a batch of Molasses Crackle Cookies straight from Disney's kitchens.

While nothing beats visiting a Disney park in person, this year we learned that capturing some of that Disney magic at home is a pretty great substitute. Things like sharing the Magic Kingdom’s “Happily Ever After” fireworks show was just one of many virtual treats in Disney’s #DisneyMagicMoments campaign. That welcome push also included posting ride experiences and other behind-the-scenes content like a treasure trove of recipes to engage fans.

That’s how we learned to make the famous Dole Whip and churros, dusted with cinnamon and sugar. Even though some Disney parks have reopened, that hasn’t stopped the company from spreading the virtual love. When National Cookie Day happened earlier this month, Disney shared some inspiration, including the well-known Molasses Crackle Cookies. It looks like Disney has done it again!

You Probably Have These Ingredients on Hand

These iconic cookies are usually found at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, but they are easily adapted to home kitchens. This deliciously chewy recipe packs in molasses and all the holiday flavor we could crave, which makes them perfect whether you want to leave them out for Santa or save them all for yourself.

All you need for these cookies are canola oil, sugar, molasses (we recommend dark vs. blackstrap for this recipe), an egg, flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon and clove. Even if you’re a casual baker, you likely have most of this in your kitchen already. Plus, the recipe is easy to follow—just remember you need to reserve a half-cup of sugar to get that trademark crackle on top of the cookies.

Become a Molasses Master

Dark, sticky-sweet molasses is the key ingredient in some of our coziest recipes, including our own version of molasses cookies. The deep, rich flavor is sweet as sugar but lends a subtler quality that somehow signals cooler weather. Want more molasses? These sweet and savory molasses recipes will hit the spot!

Next up: Bake our favorite crinkle cookies.

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Krista Garcia
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