Ginger Molasses Cookies

Ginger Molasses Cookies

Ginger Molasses Cookies

These ginger molasses cookies are highly addictive. Sugar coated with rich spicy flavor and a soft and chewy texture make these cookies hard to resist. For added crunch roll the cookies in Turbinado sugar instead of granulated sugar.

  • Yield:

    28-32 cookies

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2 1/4 cups of all purpose flour
2 teaspoons of ground ginger
1 teaspoon of baking soda
3/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon of ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/4 cup of candied ginger, finely chopped
3/4 cup of unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup of granulated sugar
1/2 cup of blackstrap molasses
1/4 cup of granulated sugar for dipping cookies


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Sift together the flour, ground ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, clove, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the butter and granulated sugar. Cream on medium speed until fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  4. Add the egg and beat to incorporate. Scraping down bowl and beating again to insure all ingredients are incorporated and not lumpy.
  5. Add molasses and beat to incorporate.
  6. Add sifted ingredients and mix on low speed until incorporated.
  7. Lastly, add chopped ginger and mix to distribute evenly.
  8. Wrap and refrigerate the cookie dough for at least 1 hour before baking.
  9. Scoop and roll 1ounce (2 tablespoons) balls of cookie dough in granulated sugar. Place on parchment lined Circulon Chocolate Bakeware 11 x 17-Inch Cookie Sheet, leaving 2-inches between them.
  10. Bake at 350°F for 12-13 minutes; center should still be very soft. These cookies over bake very easily. Remove from oven and cool on the cookie sheet.