Rating: 5.00
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Molasses Ginger Cookies

By Rachel
November 27, 2021
molasses ginger cookies

These molasses ginger cookies are soft, chewy, with the perfect hint of spice. A classic cookie, these are spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and clove! Molasses gives this dough beautiful color and a nice, soft texture. These are a chewy spin on traditional ginger snaps, and this dough needs only 30 minutes to chill.

molasses ginger cookies

Ground ginger adds the perfect hint of spice!

molasses ginger cookies

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molasses ginger cookies

Using a portion scoop ensures even sized cookies!

Simply make the cookie dough according to the recipe, scoop even sized amounts of dough onto a sheet pan and place in the freezer until hard. Transfer the cookie dough to an airtight container or freezer bag labeled with the date, type of cookie, and baking instructions. Keep in your freezer stash for 6-8 months. Remove desired amount when needed, bake, and enjoy! You may even want to make a double batch!

molasses ginger cookies

Instructions for the molasses ginger cookies:

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream together the butter and sugars until fluffy, 2-3 minutes. Scrape down the sides and add in the eggs, one at a time. With the mixer on low, add in the molasses and beat until combined.

In a small mixing bowl combine the flour, salt, baking soda, ginger, nutmeg, clove, and cinnamon, mix to combine. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet, mix until incorporated, scraping down the sides as needed.

Cover and allow to chill for at least 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a baking mat, set aside.

Using a measuring spoon or a cookie scoop, scoop out even amounts of dough, about 1 1/2 tablespoons. Roll into small balls until round and smooth.

Place the cookies about 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet, bake for 8-10 minutes until the cookie is firm but still soft in the middle. Allow to cool slightly on the baking sheet before transferring to a cooling rack. Repeat with remaining cookies, enjoy while warm or keep cookies in an airtight container for 4-6 days.

Notes

**If desired you can roll the cookie dough in white or brown sugar prior to baking.

molasses ginger cookies
molasses ginger cookies

Molasses Ginger Cookies

5 from 4 votes
Soft, chewy cookies with the perfect hint of molasses and ginger.
Servings 30 Cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Chilling Time 30 minutes
Total Time 57 minutes

Equipment

  • 1 oz. portion scoop

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups Granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup Brown sugar, packed
  • 2 Eggs, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup Molasses
  • 3 3/4 cup All-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Baking soda
  • 1 tbsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Ground Cloves
  • 1/2 tsp Ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp Ground ginger

Instructions
 

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream together the butter and sugars until fluffy, 2-3 minutes. Scrape down the sides and add in the eggs, one at a time. With the mixer on low, add in the molasses and beat until combined.
  • In a small mixing bowl combine the flour, salt, baking soda, ginger, nutmeg, clove, and cinnamon, mix to combine. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet, mix until incorporated, scraping down the sides as needed.
  • Cover and allow to chill for at least 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a baking mat, set aside.
  • Using a measuring spoon or a cookie scoop, scoop out even amounts of dough, about 1 1/2 tablespoons. Roll into small balls until round and smooth.
  • Place the cookies about 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet, bake for 8-10 minutes until the cookie is firm but still soft in the middle. Allow to cool slightly on the baking sheet before transferring to a cooling rack. Repeat with remaining cookies, enjoy while warm or keep cookies in an airtight container for 4-6 days.

Notes

**If desired you can roll the cookie dough in white or brown sugar prior to baking.

Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 193kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 2gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 197mgPotassium: 154mgFiber: 1gSugar: 20gVitamin A: 206IUVitamin C: 0.01mgCalcium: 29mgIron: 1mg
Author: The Hearty Life
Calories: 193kcal
Cost: $
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cookies, Dessert, Ginger, Holiday Baking, Molasses Cookies

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molasses ginger cookies

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  1. Wow these cookies sound and look soooo good! Definitely need to try them!

    1. Rachel Author says:

      Yes! So good – hope you try them!

5 from 4 votes (4 ratings without comment)

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