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Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies

4.72 from 7 votes
These chewy ginger cookies are packed with molasses and a subtle sweetness to satisfy your sweet tooth. Dip them in white chocolate and decorate with sprinkles for some holiday flair!
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 15 to 18 cookies


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • Pinch of salt
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • Sparkling sugar or granulated sugar, for rolling (optional)


  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl using a stand or hand mixer, 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.
  • Add in the flour mixture a little at a time and beat on low speed until combined.
  • Use a small cookie scoop 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.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F and line two baking sheets with non stick silicon mats or parchment paper.
  • 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.
  • 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 to cool completely.
  • Once completely cooled, dip in white chocolate and decorate with sprinkles if desired and enjoy!


Storage: You can store these in an airtight container at room temperature for 3-4 days, or in the fridge for up to 1 week.
Freezing: Place them in a freezer-safe container or bag for up to 3 months.


Calories: 217kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 156mg | Potassium: 119mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 300IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
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