ginger molasses cookies

Ginger Molasses Cookies Recipe

Learn how to make this delicious, old-fashioned ginger molasses cookies recipe! These are so soft and tasty - you've never had a cookie like this before.
Course Baked Goods, Dessert
Cuisine American, Vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 48 cookies
Calories 134kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups butter (softened to room temperature, not melted)
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 2 egg(s)
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Using a stand mixer, cream butter and sugar on medium speed for 2-3 minutes until light and fluffy. Add in the eggs and molasses, and beat on medium-low speed until combined.
  • While wet batter is mixing, whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, and salt in a medium-sized bowl.
  • Slowly add in the dry ingredient mixture, tablespoon-by-tablespoon, and beat until combined.
  • Cover and refrigerate cookie dough for at one hour or until thoroughly chilled.
  • Roll the dough into balls around 1 - 1.5 inches in diameter. Fill a bowl with sugar, and roll each ball in the sugar until it is completely coated.
  • Place on cookie sheet at least 1.5 inches apart, then bake for about 10-12 minutes, until the cookies begin to slightly crack on top. Cookies will firm up as they cool, so don’t worry if they appear undercooked.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool for five minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 134kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 194mg | Potassium: 67mg | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 185IU | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.7mg