Soft & Delicious Ginger Molasses Cookies


by Dec 20th, 2010 // Desserts, Holiday, Recipes

Soft & Delicious Ginger Molasses Cookies

Soft & Delicious Ginger Molasses Cookies

My super cute cousin, Nicole, made a batch of these amazing cookies for our little holiday gathering. I could not stop eating them. She insisted I take some home for me kid. He could not stop eating them. Then my husband came home. He could not stop eating them. So, I insisted that Nicole give me the recipe.

Soft & Delicious Ginger Molasses Cookies

It wasn’t just the taste that I loved. It was also the soft consistency and the perfectly round shape that made them particularly enticing.

Soft & Delicious Ginger Molasses Cookies

Turns out that this recipe was perfect for my kid too. He loved rolling them into balls. Loved rolling them in sugar. Loved licking his fingers clean.

Soft & Delicious Ginger Molasses Cookies

Nicole said the secret to making these cookies great is taking them out of the oven at 9 minutes whether they look done or not. This was such a great tip. Now for the recipe…

Ginger Molasses Cookies

Prep Time: 40 mins (mostly unattended) Cooking Time: 9 mins

3/4 cup melted butter
1 and 1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1 egg
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp salt

Melt the butter and let it cool. Add the egg, molasses, and 1 cup of the sugar. Mix well. In a separate bowl mix together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and salt until spices are well distributed. Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture a little at a time until combined. Chill in the fridge for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, line a cookie sheet with foil or parchment paper and heat the oven to 375 degrees. Make 1″ balls with the dough and roll in the remaining 1/4 cup of sugar until coated. Place on cookie sheet with about 2″ between each ball. Bake for exactly 9 minutes in the middle of the oven (only 1 cookie sheet at a time). Take them out at 9 minutes even if they don’t seem done. Let them sit on the cookie sheet for 2 more minutes before removing and cooling on a rack. Makes about 4 dozen cookies. Enjoy!

Soft & Delicious Ginger Molasses Cookies

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14 Comments on “Soft & Delicious Ginger Molasses Cookies”

  1. 1.) Nicole
    December 20th, 2010

    YUMMMM!! so glad they came out well for you.

  2. 2.) Cherine
    December 20th, 2010

    Lovely cookies!

  3. 3.) Tiffany
    December 20th, 2010

    Ginger cookies are the most addictive cookies out there. Love them!

  4. 4.) Caroline
    December 20th, 2010

    So yummy! Love these cookies and thanks to Nicole for sending me a batch again :)

  5. 5.) ctb
    December 20th, 2010

    Are there any cookies that are NOT addictive, I'd love to know?
    This looks like another great recipe to try….. = )

  6. 6.) Dana
    December 20th, 2010

    I know first hand that these cookies are AMAZING. Yum!

  7. 7.) jacqueline
    December 20th, 2010

    these are my favorite. so glad you posted this recipe!!!

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    December 20th, 2010

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  9. 9.) Melissa
    December 21st, 2010

    I'm curious about melting the butter first — is it not better to use soft butter like in other cookie recipes?

  10. 10.) CookingWithMyKid
    December 21st, 2010

    hmmm. good question. i know that when you cream butter and sugar you are actually whipping air bubbles into it which provide the lift for the cookies / cakes. in this case the cookie flattens out from the ball. i imagine if you creamed the butter and sugar first they wouldn't work out the same way.

  11. 11.) sarahvine
    December 22nd, 2010

    We just made some, and only change was using whole wheat flour instead of plain. Perfectly delicious! My children (Noah 7 and Ana 5) love them.x

  12. 12.) CookingWithMyKid
    December 23rd, 2010

    oooo. good idea. will try next time.

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  14. 14.) Ashley
    October 8th, 2012

    So excited to find your blog, it looks super fun and can’t wait to try this recipe!

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