Don’t be deceived by appearances. Although these cookies look humble they’re full of flavour and texture – the perfect treat to share with friends.

orange spice crackle cookies with a lovely crinkle top

If you had to choose your all-time favourite cookie, could you do it? Could you narrow down your choices so that one and only one cookie emerged as the favourite?

These orange spice crackle cookies are definitely on my short list and this is why:

The cookies are beautiful to look at:

The cookie sparkles with sugar crystals and the crackly top promises great texture. One of my colleagues calls this sort of recipe earthquake cookies because of the lovely crackled surface.

The cookies have great texture:

Crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside. Who could ask for more?

The cookies have comfort-food flavor, with a twist:

Ginger molasses cookies are comfort food for me. There the sort of cookies that my grandmother used to make. These have the ginger and molasses nostalgia with the zest of an orange to take the flavor in a new direction.

orange spice crackle cookies with a lovely crinkle top

With all of the cookies that I bring into the office for testing this is the recipe that got the most rave reviews.

Don’t be deceived by appearances. Although this cookie looks kind of humble it is full of flavour and texture surprises and is the perfect treat to share with friends.

orange spice crackle cookies with a lovely crinkle top

Orange Spice Crackle Cookies Recipe

Ingredients:

  •  3 cups flour, spooned in
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • Grated zest of one orange (about 1 Tbsp.)
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp. ginger
  • 1/8 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp. allspice
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • Sugar for rolling

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. In a medium bowl combine flour, spices, baking soda and orange zest.
  3. In a large bowl cream together butter and sugar. Add egg, molasses and vanilla.
  4. Stir in dry ingredients and mix until combined.
  5. Form into 1 ½” balls and roll in sugar.
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until set.

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