chewy ginger molasses cookies

Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies

These soft and chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies are the best treat! So easy to make and so incredibly delicious!

I love a soft and chewy cookie, and these spiced delicious treats are simply addictive! They are on the top of our holiday cookie must-haves and almost always made more than once during the season cause we can’t stop ourselves from nibbling on them!

This cookie is now one of my favourite cookies but it wasn’t the case growing up. I tended to enjoy a crispier ginger cookie- the ginger snap. I still love a good ginger snap, but this softer ginger cookie has stolen my heart! The flavours are wonderful and cozy, and the tender texture is so comforting! Paired with a hot coffee or a glass of milk, its the ultimate treat!

I also love them because they are simple and easy to whip up. Who doesn’t love a delicious treat they don’t have to work all that hard at? I’m in love!

There is something so satisfying to me about the process of making these cookies. After whipping up the cookie dough in a stand mixer, I absolutely love rolling the dough into balls between my palms and then giving them a good roll in a bowl of sugar. Maybe its the kid in me coming out, but the whole process is so much fun for me!

How to make Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies

To make these cookies, you will need:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground clove
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • sugar for rolling

In the bowl of your stand mixer (or in a large bowl using a hand mixer), add the sugar and butter and beat until light and fluffy. Add the molasses and egg and beat to incorporate.

Stir the flour, baking soda and spices in a bowl. Slowly add to the stand wet ingredients and mix until incorporated (be careful not to over-mix).

Cover with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour
Preheat oven to 350F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Pour some sugar (1/2 a cup or so) in a bowl.

Using a cookie scoop (about 1 1/2 tablespoons), scoop out a portion of dough and roll into a ball. Dip the dough in a sugar bowl and roll it to cover with sugar.

Place onto the parchment paper leaving about a 2 inch space between cookies. Bake for 7-10 minutes or until they begin to turn a nice golden brown around the edges and the tops begin to crack.

I hope you enjoy these delicious cookies as much as I do! Happy baking!

-Cathy

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Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies

Servings

24

cookies
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

10

minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 3/4 cup butter, room temperature

  • 1/4 cup molasses

  • 1 egg

  • 2 1/4 cup flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground clove

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • sugar for rolling

Directions

  • In the bowl of your stand mixer (or in a large bowl using a hand mixer), add the sugar and butter and beat until light and fluffy. Add the molasses and egg and beat to incorporate.
  • Stir the flour, baking soda and spices in a bowl. Slowly add to the stand wet ingredients and mix until incorporated (be careful not to over-mix).
  • Cover with plastic wrap and chill in the refridgerator for 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Pour some sugar (1/2 a cup or so) in a bowl.
  • Using a cookie scoop (about 1 1/2 tablespoons), scoop out a portion of dough and roll into a ball. Dip the dough in a sugar bowl and roll it to cover with sugar.
  • Place onto the parchment paper leaving about a 2 inch space between cookies. Bake for 7-10 minutes or until they begin to turn a nice golden brown around the edges and the tops begin to crack.
 

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