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Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies

  • Author: Leslie Kiszka
  • Prep Time: 2 hours
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 15-18 cookies 1x


These chewy cookies are packed with ginger and molasses, with a subtle sweetness to satisfy your sweet tooth. Dip them in white chocolate and decorate with sprinkles for some holiday flair!



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • Sparkling sugar or granulated sugar, for rolling (optional)


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar medium speed until light and fluffy. Add in the egg and molasses, and beat on medium speed until combined.
  3. Add in the flour mixture a little at a time and beat on low speed until combined.
  4. Use a small cookie scoop (aff link) to scoop out even portions of dough and roll each in sugar. Place each ball on parchment paper on a baking sheet or platter, cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 1-2 hours to chill.
  5. Preheat oven to 350°F and line two baking sheets with non stick silicon mats or parchment paper.
  6. Transfer dough to prepared baking sheets, at least 1-inch apart. I recommend doing 9 cookies per baking sheet, just to give yourself plenty of room.
  7. Bake one sheet at a time on the middle rack for 10 minutes, or until the tops have just started to crack. If you’d prefer these cookies a little less chewy, leave in a minute or two longer. Remove and let cook on baking sheets for a few minutes, then transfer to wire racks (aff link) to cool completely.
  8. Once completely cooled, dip in white chocolate and decorate with sprinkles if desired and enjoy!
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: ginger molasses cookies, ginger cookies, molasses cookies, chewy cookies, christmas cookies

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