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There’s nothing like the smell of baked cookies waffling through the house during the holidays! I always like to bake something gingery and these scrumptious, chewy ginger cookies are a family favorite. This is by far the best ginger cookie recipe I’ve found and they turn out great every time. Everyone says they are addicting so they don’t last long in our house!



  • 3/4 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • A little additional sugar set aside to roll cookies in


In a mixing bowl cream butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg and molasses. Combine the flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and salt and gradually add to the creamed mixture. Roll into 1 1/2 inch balls and roll in sugar. Place 2 inches apart on an un-greased baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes or until puffy and lightly browned.

Additional Notes:

  • I use a KitchenAid mixer so after creaming the butter and sugar I just add the additional dry ingredients straight into the mixing bowl. These cookies are so fast and easy to make!
  • So cookies come out uniform in size I always use a kitchen scooper like this one…

dough scooper






If you’re wanting to explore ginger this holiday season you can find some fun facts and trivia on this PBS website History of Gingerbread by Tori Avey. The site also includes a recipe for making gingerbread men with links to instructions for making your own Royal icing. Sometimes when doing an activity with the grandkids it’s fun to add in a little history lesson. They don’t even realize they’re learning and by combining history and fun hopefully they retain the information for later!

holly2Happy Holidays!


This post was shared on: Melt in Your Mouth Monday

Melissa December 8, 2015, 8:08 pm

Chewy factor is key for me in a good ginger cookie. They can’t be crispy! Look forward to trying this sometime.

Kathy December 9, 2015, 12:05 am

Hi Melissa, I agree… chewy is best! Let me know what you think after making them. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed! Happy Holidays 🙂


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