Molasses Peanut Butter Crinkles

Molasses Peanut Butter Crinkles

Rachel 0

"Plump sugar-topped cookies that taste just like Mary Jane candies. I tone down the ginger and cloves for my toddlers."

Ingredients {{adjustedServings}} servings 290 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 290 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 9.9 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 46.8g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 5.4 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 28 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 397 mg
  • 16%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Mix together the brown sugar, peanut butter, butter, molasses and egg in a large bowl.
  3. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, ginger, cloves and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until well blended.
  4. For each cookie, shape a generous tablespoon of dough into a ball and roll in granulated sugar. Place the cookies 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes, or until just set. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
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Reviews 28

  1. 33 Ratings


I thought the flavor of the cookie was pretty good. But like another reviewer said - It only initially tastes of mary jane candy. The flavor after that is nothing great although not bad. The inside was nice and chewy but the whole cookie had a pretty thick hard outer shell that I didn't care for. Maybe that wouldn't happen if it wasn't rolled in sugar? I followed the recipe exactly. I was unsure about using the full amount of the dry mixture cause the dough got pretty crumbly and tough to mix but I did. I think if I make this recipe again I will use less dry ingredients and not roll in sugar before baking. I also wonder how this dough would work for cutouts? All in all this cookie isn't bad it's just not the fantastic cookie I was hoping for.


These had a very unusual taste. The texture out of the oven was not good at all. The texture got better with time though. I just think I like more tradition flavor of cookies. Will not make these again. was hoping for something new and delicious but these aren't it.

Debi Denison

I wanted something a little different and with some nutritional value for my toddlers. This recipe sounded great. I substitued 1/2 of the flour for whole wheat and skipped rolling them in sugar at the end and they are still wonderful. My 16-month old twins LOVED THEM (and I ate a few too ;-)