Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies Recipe

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Julie Pedersen Modified: March 23, 2022
Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies Recipe

How To Make Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies

Allow these ginger molasses cookies to take you on a trip down memory lane with their warm aroma, mildly spiced flavor, and chewy and soft texture.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 2 hours
Total: 2 hours 25 minutes



  • cupsunsalted butter,softened to room temperature, not melted
  • 1cupgranulated white sugar
  • 1cuppacked brown sugar
  • ½cupunsulphured molasses
  • 2eggs
  • cupsall-purpose flour
  • 4tspbaking soda
  • 1tbspground ginger
  • 2tspground cinnamon
  • 1tspground cloves
  • 1tspsalt


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, soda, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and salt. Set aside.

  2. Using a separate mixing bowl, either with a stand mixer or a hand mixer, cream together the softened butter and sugars on medium-high speed for about 2 minutes until the mixture is light and fluffy and a pale yellow color, scraping down the sides occasionally as needed.

  3. Mix in the eggs (one at a time) and molasses, and beat on medium-low speed until each is combined. Gradually add in the dry ingredient mixture and beat until it is evenly incorporated.

  4. Transfer the dough to an airtight container and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or until the dough is completely chilled.

  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Line a sheet pan with parchment paper; set aside.

  6. Roll the dough into small balls, about 1-inch in diameter. Fill a separate small bowl with sugar, and roll each ball in the sugar until it is completely coated. Place dough balls on the prepared baking sheet.

  7. Bake for about 8 to 10 minutes, until the cookies begin to slightly crack on top.  (They will crack more while cooling.)  Remove from the oven and let cool for 4 to 5 minutes. Then transfer the cookies to wire racks to cool completely.

  8. Serve warm and enjoy, or store in a sealed container for up to 4 days or freeze for up to 3 months.


  • Calories: 146.66kcal
  • Fat: 6.32g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.89g
  • Trans Fat: 0.24g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1.64g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.32g
  • Carbohydrates: 21.33g
  • Fiber: 0.42g
  • Sugar: 11.77g
  • Protein: 1.58g
  • Cholesterol: 22.87mg
  • Sodium: 116.06mg
  • Calcium: 17.73mg
  • Potassium: 79.96mg
  • Iron: 0.85mg
  • Vitamin A: 53.65µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.01mg
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