Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies

Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies

The addictive chewy ginger molasses cookie recipe…

Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies (makes 24 cookies)

Ingredients:

3/4 cup butter (I use salted)
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup molasses
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
2 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
about 1/2 cup granulated sugar for rolling

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350°F. Beat butter and brown sugar together until light and fluffy, then add egg, vanilla and molasses and beat again to combine. Sift dry ingredients together, and add slowly to wet mixture, blending well between additions. Place granulated sugar in a small bowl (for rolling the cookies in).

Roll walnut-sized balls of dough in the sugar, and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet, about two inches apart.  If the dough seems too soft to roll into balls, place the bowl in the fridge for about 15 minutes to firm up the dough.

Bake for about 10 minutes, or until cookies seem set but not browned.  When baked, let cookies cool for a couple of minutes on the cookie sheet, then transfer them to a rack to cool.  Makes about 24 cookies.

*if you want to make these dairy-free, substitute refined coconut oil for the butter and add 1/8 teaspoon more salt.

Printable version:

Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies

Servings 24 cookies

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter I use salted
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • about 1/2 cup granulated sugar for rolling

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.  Beat butter and brown sugar together until light and fluffy, then add egg, vanilla and molasses and beat again to combine.  Sift dry ingredients together, and add slowly to wet mixture, blending well between additions.  Place granulated sugar in a small bowl (for rolling the cookies in).

  2. Roll walnut-sized balls of dough in the sugar, and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet, about two inches apart.  If the dough seems too soft to roll into balls, place the bowl in the fridge for about 15 minutes to firm up the dough.

  3. Bake for about 10 minutes, or until cookies seem set but not browned.  When baked, let cookies cool for a couple of minutes on the cookie sheet, then transfer them to a rack to cool.  Makes about 24 cookies.

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2 Responses to Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies

  1. This last Christmas weekend Brent wanted to bake something and I suggested your Ginger Molasses cookie recipe. He whipped up the first batch and the test cookies were so wonderful he decided to whip up a second batch. We now have the dough balls stored away in the freezer for future cravings and since they’re in dough form, they’ll be freshly baked!
    Thanks again for this recipe, it’s one of my favs!

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