Molasses Peanut Butter Crinkles

Molasses Peanut Butter Crinkles


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


servings 290 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 290 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 9.9 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 46.8g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 5.4 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 26 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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  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 ins...

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 th...

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 suga...

LOVELY appearance, taste, texture, and smell! Next time I will use less ginger and/or cloves though...slightly spicy if you want a peanut buttery cookie. Delicious, quick, easy--definately mak...

I'm a little sad that these didn't turn out as good as I'd hoped! The peanut butter and molasses flavours weren't very prominent at all, and most of my cookies burned on the bottom despite my o...

The dough tasted fantastic but the flavor of the baked cookie was only so-so. After baking the molasses and peanut butter flavors mellow. It's not peanutty enough to be a great peanut butter co...

This is a great molasses cookie recipe! I rolled the cookies in cinnamon/sugar mixture. Everyone loved the spice. Yummy!!

These are SOOO good. Once they have cooled they're slightly crispy but chewy in the middle, and the flavor is devine. While they look prettier rolled in sugar I think they're just as good withou...

They were so good! The peanut and spices were a great combination, and the molasses accentuated the peanuty taste. I'd make them again in a heartbeat.