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5 from 4 votes

The Best Soft and Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies

These Ginger Molasses Cookies are soft, chewy and warmly-spiced. The perfect cookie recipe for the holidays that can be enjoyed year-round!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Ginger Molasses Cookies, Molasses Cookies
Servings: 30 cookies
Calories: 111calories



  • 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 and 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 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.


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.


Calories: 111calories | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 119mg | Potassium: 56mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.6mg