Delicious Soft & Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookie Recipe

Nothing says Christmas to me like a great soft and chewy ginger molasses cookie. Lofthouse makes some amazing ones that I love to pick up at the grocery store, but for years I have been looking for a great homemade ginger molasses cookie recipe that mimicked those same great molasses and ginger flavors along with the chewiness that I love so much. Well, if you love all that holiday goodness, then look no further…after playing around a bit, I think this might just be the perfect recipe!

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soft and chewy ginger molasses cookies

These delicious cookies are super chewy and oh-so perfectly spiced. If you’re lucky enough to have them last longer than a few hours, you’ll see that they stay chewy and soft for days. I actually like them best the day after I bake them because I think the flavors develop even more. But, you’ll probably have to hide a few in order to actually get to try them the next day. 😉

soft and chewy ginger molasses cookies

What you need to make Delicious Soft and Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies

Dry Ingredients:

  • all-purpose flour
  • baking soda
  • ground ginger
  • ground cinnamon
  • ground cloves
  • nutmeg
  • salt

soft and chewy ginger molasses cookies

Wet Ingredients:

soft and chewy ginger molasses cookies

Here are the tools I use every time I bake that I cannot live without:

Cookie Scoop (I use a large one for these cookies, but have every size for different cookies)

Cookie Sheets (these gold ones are SO pretty!)

Silpat (cannot live without these!!!)

Cooling Racks  

Mixer (I have the professional version the 6qt bowl is awesome!!)

soft and chewy ginger molasses cookies

Ready to bake these amazing soft and chewy ginger molasses cookies?! Here’s the easy recipe:

Yield: 36 cookies

Soft & Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies

soft and chewy ginger molasses cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cups shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup Molasses
  • Large Sparkling Sugar Sprinkles for Rolling

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
  2. In a mixing bowl, stir together your dry ingredients: flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and salt.
  3. In a separate large mixing bowl cream shortening and sugars with an electric mixer to soften. Beat in eggs and molasses. Mix in the flour mixture gradually.
  4. Scoop dough into 2" balls using a cookie scoop. Roll cookie balls in the sparkling sugar to coat. Place 2-3 inches apart on a silpat or parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
  5. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 12 minutes or until cookies are light brown and puffy. (Make sure not to over bake them or they won't be chewy!) Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool after a minute or two out of the oven.
  6. You can store these cookies in an air tight container for a few days at room temperature, or freeze them for longer storage.
I hope you love these soft and chewy ginger molasses cookies as much as we do! I can’t wait to hear what you think after you make them! 🙂

soft and chewy ginger molasses cookies

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Happy baking!

Tammy

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Tammy

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Tammy Mitchell is the founder and creative director of lifestyle blog pinkpeppermintdesign.com. Along with being a homeschooling mom of two kiddos, she is also an in-demand prop and event stylist, photographer, interior and graphic designer. Here on Pink Peppermint Design, she aims to share creative DIY projects, easy entertaining and gift ideas, inspiring interiors and events, as well as her life, with thousands of readers every month. She lives in Southern California, with her husband and two children.
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