Free Recipe Friday – Crackletop Molasses Cookies

Hello, AmishReaders! We’re declaring April a month of “Free Recipe Fridays.” Every Friday this month we’ll post one of the delicious recipes found in The Homestyle Amish Kitchen Cookbook by Georgia Varozza. Enjoy!

Crackletop Molasses Cookies

4 cups flour
2 T. unsweetened baking cocoa powder
2 tsp. baking soda
1 ½ tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. cloves
½ tsp. salt
¾ cup butter, softened
1 ¼ cups sugar, divided
1 cup molasses

Mix together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt.

In a large bowl, beat together the butter and 1 cup sugar until fluffy. Beat in molasses. Gradually add flour mixture and beat just until mixed. Divide dough in half. Pat each half into a flattened 1-inch-thick round. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill at least 1 hour.

Heat oven to 375 degrees and lightly grease cookie sheets. Form tablespoonfuls of dough into 1-inch balls; roll in remaining ¼ cup sugar. Place one inch apart on prepared cookie sheets. Bake 10 minutes. Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute before removing cookies to a rack to cool completely.

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One Response to “Free Recipe Friday – Crackletop Molasses Cookies”

  1. Your recipe sounded good due to the addition of chocolate but mainly I picked it because of the cup of molasses. I like a really molassess”y” flavor to my cookies. When I mixed it all up it was very crumbly. I realized it had no egg in it. I added two eggs to the recipe and it came out beautifully. I was wondering if the eggs were omitted or you do not put the eggs in.


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