Soft Ginger Cookies

Classic Christmas cookie rolled in sugar, full of spice and gorgeous with all it’s crevices. These Soft and Chewy Ginger Cookies have to be on your cookie plate this holiday weekend!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword ginger cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12 cookies
Calories 569 kcal
Author Anna


  • 2 1/4 c all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 c unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1/2 c granulated sugar
  • 1/4 c packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c unsulphured molasses
  • granulated sugar for rolling
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  1. Line a baking sheet with silpat, parchment paper or aluminum foil. Set aside.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together dry ingredients ( flour, ginger, soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt ). Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl of a stand mixer, beat butter and both sugars until light and fluffy. Add egg yolk and vanilla extract. Beat until combined. Add molasses and beat until combined and the batter is light brown.
  4. Add dry ingredients at once and fold in. Beat 20 seconds until the dough is smooth.
  5. Cover the bowl with seran wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes. You can freeze the dough at this point.
  6. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  7. Roll the dough into a tablespoon size balls and roll in sugar. Place on prepared sheet. Keep the dough chilled in between batches. Bake cookies for 15 to 18 minutes. Cool on a sheet for 2 minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
Nutrition Facts
Soft Ginger Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 569 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Cholesterol 93mg31%
Sodium 475mg21%
Potassium 486mg14%
Carbohydrates 83g28%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 46g51%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 750IU15%
Calcium 87mg9%
Iron 3.8mg21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.