Molasses Cranberry Crinkles

Molasses Cranberry Crinkles

These soft molasses cookies are flavored with orange and cranberries. A perfect combination of flavors!

30 min. prep time
36 cookies
13513 Ratings


2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground ginger
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softenend
1/4 cup full flavor molasses
1 Land O Lakes® Egg, slightly beaten
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest
1/2 cup chopped sweetened dried cranberries
Turbinado (raw) sugar


Heat oven to 350°F.

Combine flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, salt and cloves in  bowl; set aside.

Combine sugar and butter in another bowl; beat at medium speed until well mixed. Add molasses, egg and orange zest; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour mixture gradually to butter mixture, beating at low speed after each addition. Stir in cranberries.

Place turbinado sugar into small bowl. Shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls; dip tops into sugar. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 10-13 minutes or until set.

Recipe Tip

Turbinado sugar is a coarse raw sugar that is blond in color with s delicate molasses flavor. It adds a special sparkle to baked goods when sprinkled on before baking.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 70

Fat: 3g

Cholesterol: 15mg

Sodium: 90mg

Carbohydrates: 11g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #14325©2008Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Got the recipe from a friend and I absolutely LOVE it. The cookies have just enough spice flavor and are soft and chewy. The cranberries and raw sugar make them super festive! Wrapped in a clear bag and tied with a red ribbon, they make a great small gift to give.
love these cookies i plan to make them for my family
GREAT cookie! I put in more cranberries and orange zest than in the recipe and really love the flavor. Especially good for Fall.
These are outstanding. I made them for Christmas and everyone wanted the recipe!
I made this recipe for the first time last week and the cookies were gone the same day! Since then I've made it 4 more times and shared the cookies with several people. One person told me it was the best cookie he'd ever eaten. This is easily a five star recipe and one of my all time favorites. It is easy to make and tastes delicious.
This is a delicious recipe. It was very easy to make and turned out great!
made on Saturday gone by Wednesday, everyone loved them. I will make again.
These were a huge hit with my family for our Christmas celebration. Absolutely one of the best cookies I have ever eaten. Looked just like the picture, too.
this recipe was GREAT! Everybody that tried them has loved them. I will definitely make them again. I added extra cranberries to mine. DELICIOUS.
I made the molasses cranberry crinkle cookies, and they were too moist to roll into balls and then into the sugar. Can you check your recipe and make sure an ingredient might be missing?
Love the new way of showing the Nutrition facts instead of them being in very small print at the bottom of the page.
This recipe was a hit! Everyone loved these cookies! These little cookies had so much flavor packed into one bite you won't want to stop eating them! These would be really great to give out for Holiday Gifts! Amazing!
Yum! I love molasses cookies and the addition of the orange and cranberry make them irresistible.
The best molasses cookie I've ever made. They come out just like the picture and taste great. The cranberries and orange zest add a nice flavor. A keeper, I'll be making these throughout the year, not just during the holidays!
This cookie is very tasty. I brought them to a cookie party and they were a big hit.

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