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Ginger Molasses Cookies

Nothing is more satisfying than the sweet flavor of warm spiced ginger molasses cookies with a soft chewy texture and slightly crisp sugar dusting.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Ginger Molasses Cookies, Ginger Molasses Cookies Recipe, How Do I Make Ginger Molasses Cookies, How To Make Ginger Molasses Cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 151kcal
Author Kathleen


  • 2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/3 cup granulated sugar, divided
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/4 cup molasses


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt until combined; set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl using a handheld electric mixer, cream together butter and 1 cup of sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg. Mix in water and molasses. Gradually mix in the flour mixture.
  • Add the remaining 1/3 cup of sugar to a small bowl.
  • Using a medium cookie scoop, portion the dough then roll into a ball. Roll dough balls in the sugar. Place cookies on ungreased cookie sheets, 2 inches apart. Slightly flatten the cookies with a glass dipped in sugar or a rubber spatula.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 8-10 minutes or until the edges begin to brown. Let cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 151kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 121mg | Potassium: 71mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 190IU | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg