Gingerbread Cookies Without Brown Sugar (Easy Recipe!)

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These Gingerbread Cookies Without Brown Sugar are super soft, chewy, and filled with warm spices. This is an easy holiday cookie recipe that can be enjoyed year-round. Learn how to make homemade gingerbread molasses cookies with this easy recipe that is guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser!

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Gingerbread Cookies: An Easy Holiday Recipe

There’s nothing like the aroma of gingerbread molasses cookies baking. Well, except, eating them when they are warm and fresh out of the oven. These subtly-spiced cookies are slightly crisp around the edges, with a moist, tender center that almost melts in your mouth when you bite into it.

Gingerbread cookies are, of course, an old-fashioned favorite around the holidays, but I love baking them year-round. They are perfect for munching on with your morning coffee or for a sweet treat later on in the day.

How to Store Gingerbread Cookies

These soft gingerbread cookies will stay fresh stored at room temperature in an airtight container for up to a week. You can also freeze the cookies after baking them and they will be good for up to three months.

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How to Store Unbaked Cookie Dough

You can also freeze the unbaked cookie dough, which will last up to three months in your freezer. To do this, roll your cookie dough into balls and place them on a baking sheet. Next, place the baking sheet in the fridge for one hour to chill. Doing this solidifies the dough balls, so that they don’t stick together in the freezer.

Then, transfer the dough balls into a ziplock bag and store the bag in your freezer. When you are ready to eat some cookies, just remove the cookie dough balls from the freezer and allow them to thaw on the counter for 20 minutes before baking. If you don’t have time to thaw them out, then simply bake the dough balls in their frozen state for an extra minute or two in the oven. By preparing and freezing your dough in advance, you can enjoy freshly-baked cookies on the spot – anytime you want!

Are Gingerbread Cookies Good For You?

I generally like to create and share recipes on my blog that are nourishing, in addition to being delicious. However, I wouldn’t consider these ginger molasses cookies to be healthy. This is because they are made with a good amount of sugar, butter, and white flour.

But, I truly believe that pleasure and health go hand in hand. Healthy eating can definitely include enjoying a reasonable amount of sweets and desserts. So, this is one of those recipes for times when you feel like treating yourself. Frequency and portion size definitely matter, so eat cookie recipes like this one on occasion and in moderation. 🙂

More Christmas Cookie Recipes

Looking for more holiday baking inspiration? Here are some of my favorites ones:

If you make this Gingerbread Cookies Without Brown Sugar recipe, let me know! Leave a comment with a star rating ★ below, because I love hearing from you! ♡

Gingerbread Cookies Without Brown Sugar (Easy Recipe!)

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These Gingerbread Cookies are soft, chewy, and filled with warm spices. This is an easy holiday cookie recipe that can be enjoyed year-round!
Alia Kay
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 30 cookies
Calories 111 calories

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF (177°C). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, using a hand-held mixer or a stand mixer with paddle attachment, cream together the butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Mix in the egg. Add the molasses and beat until combined.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and salt.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Beat until combined.
  • Shape the dough into balls, containing about 1 tablespoon of dough each. Roll each ball in granulated sugar and place on the prepared baking sheets.
  • Bake for about 10 minutes, or until edges are set and tops are cracking.
  • Remove from oven and allow cookies to cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes. Then, transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Gingerbread Cookies Without Brown Sugar (Easy Recipe!)
Amount per Serving
Calories
111
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
5
g
8
%
Saturated Fat
 
3
g
19
%
Trans Fat
 
0.2
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
0.2
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Cholesterol
 
18
mg
6
%
Sodium
 
115
mg
5
%
Potassium
 
57
mg
2
%
Carbohydrates
 
16
g
5
%
Fiber
 
0.3
g
1
%
Sugar
 
9
g
10
%
Protein
 
1
g
2
%
Vitamin A
 
150
IU
3
%
Vitamin C
 
0.003
mg
0
%
Calcium
 
10
mg
1
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Notes

Cookies will stay fresh stored in a sealed container at room temperature for up to 1 week and in the freezer for up to 3 months.
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4 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Oh man, now I’m craving molasses cookies! Yours look so perfectly delicious, I could almost bite my computer screen, lol! I second the idea of making these year-round – why save such deliciousness for Christmas only, you know?

  2. 5 stars
    Molasses cookies are my favorite!!! Yours look so soft and yummy! Thanks for sharing your recipes! 🙂