Soft, Chewy Ginger Cookies

I love any cookies that have molasses in them and these soft, chew ginger cookies are no exception!  I don’t know why but I have been craving sweets here lately and what I love about cookies, is that you can just one or two to satisfy that craving instead of a huge piece of cake.  Hey, baby steps you know!


  • 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar (for rolling cookies)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  In a medium mixing bowl, blend flour, baking soda and spices together and set aside.  In another bowl, cream together butter and 1/2 cup of sugar until fluffy. Beat in egg until well mixed. Then add the molasses and mix to combine.  Slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixture.  Using rounded teaspoonfuls (or not quite full tablespoons), form dough into balls the size of walnuts and roll them in the extra 2 tablespoons of sugar. Place cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet, approximately two inches apart and lightly flatten.  Bake in preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes. Allow to cool on cookie sheet for about 5 minutes before removing to wire rack to cool completely.


Whipped up by Andrea.

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  1. 1

    You wouldn’t be interested in just sending a batch to me, would you? They look delicious.

  2. 2

    Andrea says

    I’d send you a batch, but they don’t last long enough in my house for me to be able to pack them up! :)

  3. 3

    Lori A. says

    Mmm…those look delicious!

  4. 4

    Jerri says

    Wow! These look amazing!

  5. 5

    kristin says

    I’m with you on this one molasses and ginger. yummy!

  6. 6

    kellypea says

    Wow. Whenever I try to make cookies with molasses in them, they spread all over everything. But with only 2T, maybe even I might make them as beautiful as yours. Just gorgeous.

  7. 7

    K8 says

    These are really easy to make with lots of bold, warm spice flavors–delicious. Thanks for the recipe.

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    Pat says

    These look great and just what I was searching for. About how many cookies does the recipe make, I can’t find that info. above. Thanks!

  9. 9

    KBorkey says

    1st: Pat, this recipe made a batch of 36.

    2nd: Wow! YUMMY!! My daughter came home yesterday and said her friend had made some soft ginger cookies and that she wanted me to make some too, so I Googled and found Andrea’s recipe. VERY glad I did too! These are great!

    In our batch, we used natural cane sugar both in the cookie and to roll the dough in. Mine are a bit darked in color as a result.

    THANKS for sharing Andrea!