Spiced Ginger Molasses Cookies

I’m already thinking about Holiday baking, and these spiced ginger molasses cookies are at the top of my list of “must makes”. So, I decided to revisit this recipe and give it an update to get warmed up! My sister-in-law introduced me to this recipe a long time ago and I absolutely love baking up a batch of them, especially as the temperature starts to drop. Everything about these spiced ginger molasses cookies is just warm and comforting. They’re like a big hug in cookie form! It’s a really simple recipe, too.

The gorgeous cookie dough for the spiced ginger molasses cookies.
The gorgeous dough for the spiced ginger molasses cookies came together quickly in my beloved stand mixer. I beat my butter and sugar together first before I added in my wet ingredients. Then I just slowly added in my dry ingredients until it came together into a soft, sticky dough. It was too sticky to even work with, so I chilled it in my refrigerator to firm it up and let the flavor develop.
The spiced ginger molasses cookies ready to bake.
Once the dough finished chilling, I used my handy cookie scoop to get perfect little portions for the spiced ginger molasses cookies. I rolled the little rounds in sugar before I lined them up on my baking sheets. Then they were ready to bake.
The spiced ginger molasses cookies cooling. Oh my gosh, the house smelled incredible when I took them out!
After 15 minutes, the spiced ginger molasses cookies were perfectly baked. They were still a bit chewy but crisp around the edges and caramelized from the sugar coating. Oh my gosh, the house smelled incredible when I took them out!

I could hardly wait to get a cookie in my belly. They needed to cool just a little first though. Once I bit in I was one happy woman. The warm spices just comforted my soul. With a frosty glass of milk, I was in heaven. No Holiday baking is complete without these spiced ginger molasses cookies. Hope you all enjoy them! xoxo

Spiced Ginger Molasses Cookies
Spiced Ginger Molasses Cookies
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Spiced Ginger Molasses Cookies
Spiced Ginger Molasses Cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 34 cookies
Author: Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 sticks butter softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger peeled and grated
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar for coating
  1. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ground cloves and ginger. Set up a stand mixer with the paddle attachment.
  2. In the stand mixer bowl combine the softened butter, brown sugar and fresh grated ginger. Cream all of that together thoroughly until it is light and fluffy. Add the egg and molasses and let them get completely mixed in. Then slowly add in the dry ingredients until you have a glorious cookie dough. Cover the cookie dough and let it chill in the refrigerator for an hour or up to overnight.
  3. When the dough has chilled, pre-heat the oven to 350F and line 2 cookie sheets with silicone mats or parchment paper. Put the granulated sugar in a small bowl. Use a 1.5 inch ice cream to scoop out a perfect scoop of dough and gently flatten it into a disc. Then lightly coat it in the sugar before putting it on the prepared cookie sheet. Repeat until the cookie dough is gone and you have both sheets full! Bake the cookies for 15 minutes, until they are golden and start to get crisp around the edges.
  4. Once they are done, take the cookies out and let them cool on the sheet for a couple of minutes, then move them onto cooling racks to finish cooling. Serve them with a big, frosty glass of milk.


14 thoughts on “Spiced Ginger Molasses Cookies”

  1. These look and sound amazing! I bet your kitchen smelt absolutely wonderful after baking these.

  2. such simple ingredients but so yummy of an outcome! I’m in the process of making a list of holiday cookies to make…I must add this to the list! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Yumm, nothing better than a yummy cookie with a cuppa tea. I love molasses cookies, but have yet to actually make my own! I am bookmarking this for later.

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