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Old Fashioned Cinnamon Snaps - Old Fashioned Molasses Cookies Recipe

Cinnamon Snaps are a soft molasses cookie that's big on flavor.  The combination of butter and Crisco gives a perfectly soft interior and slightly crisp exterior that reminds you of an old fashioned molasses cookie recipe.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time18 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cinnamon snaps, grandma's cinnamon snaps, molasses cookies, molasses cookies with shortening, molasses crinkle cookies, molasses snap cookies, molasses snaps, molasses sugar cookies, old fashioned cinnamon snaps, snap cookies
Servings: 36 cookies
Calories: 96kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened (1/2 cup)
  • 1/4 cup Crisco shortening
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • White Sugar for rolling

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Cream softened butter, shortening, brown sugar, egg and molasses.
    Old Fashioned Cinnamon Snaps are a molasses cookie that's big on flavor.  The combination of butter and Crisco gives a perfectly soft interior and slightly crisp exterior.
  • In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
    Old Fashioned Cinnamon Snaps are a molasses cookie that's big on flavor.  The combination of butter and Crisco gives a perfectly soft interior and slightly crisp exterior.
  • Slowly incorporate dry ingredients into wet ingredients, just mixing until gently combined.
    Old Fashioned Cinnamon Snaps are a molasses cookie that's big on flavor.  The combination of butter and Crisco gives a perfectly soft interior and slightly crisp exterior.
  • Roll into 1 inch balls, and roll each ball in sugar to coat.
    Old Fashioned Cinnamon Snaps are a molasses cookie that's big on flavor.  The combination of butter and Crisco gives a perfectly soft interior and slightly crisp exterior.
  • Bake on an cookie sheet for 8 - 9 minutes.
    Old Fashioned Cinnamon Snaps are a molasses cookie that's big on flavor.  The combination of butter and Crisco gives a perfectly soft interior and slightly crisp exterior.

Notes

  • Looking for a soft molasses cookie?  Look no farther, because these molasses crinkle cookies are super soft.
  • These Cinnamon Snap Cookies are also called Molasses Crinkle Cookies.
  • These Molasses Snap Cookies call for both butter and Crisco (shortening).  Be sure to follow the instructions. This is what gives these Molasses Sugar Cookies such an amazing texture.
  • Crisco is a brand of shortening. It's fine to use generic if desired.  Crisco has shortening sticks that make measuring super easy.
  • Love molasses? Try our Chocolate Chip Molasses Bars.

Nutrition

Calories: 96kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 98mg | Potassium: 52mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 85IU | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg