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Ginger Molasses Cookies

These cookies pretty much taste like Christmas in your mouth. They are honestly one of my favourite cookies because I really love Christmas.
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookies, ginger, molasses
Servings: 30 Cookies
Calories: 122kcal


  • Cookie sheet
  • Mixing bowl
  • Wooden spoon
  • Measuring cups and spoons


  • 12 Tbsp Butter (1 1/2 sticks)
  • ½ Cup Brown sugar (packed)
  • ½ Cup Granulated sugar
  • 6 Tbsp Molasses
  • 1 Egg (Large)
  • 2 ½ Cups All-purpose flour
  • ½ Tsp Salt (you can skip if you are using salted butter)
  • 2 ¼ Tsp Baking soda
  • 1 Tbsp Ginger powder
  • ½ Tsp Allspice
  • ½ Tsp Freshly ground pepper
  • Extra granulated sugar for coating cookie tops


  • Remove any random pots and pans from your oven.
  • Set your oven to 350F and cover two baking sheets in parchment paper and set them aside for now.
  • Grab a medium-sized bowl you are going to want to mix all the dry ingredients together. So add in the flour, baking soda, salt, ginger, allspice and (preferably) freshly ground pepper and give it all a good mix with a whisk.
  • In a large bowl, add in the room temperature butter, brown sugar and the granulated sugar (excluding the stuff you set aside in another little bowl).
  • Using an electric mixer beat all the ingredients until they are light and fluffy.
  • Add the egg and molasses into the wet ingredients and mix it into the sugar and butter.
  • Set the mixer on a low speed and gradually add the dry ingredients into the wet ones until it is all combined.
  • If it gets too stiff you may need to switch to a wooden spoon.
  • Once the dough is mixed, separate it into two pieces and roll each one into a log.
  • Wrap them in plastic wrap and then pop them in the fridge to chill for about 20 minutes.
  • Take the logs from the fridge, cut each one into little discs, and roll into 2 inch balls.
  • Dip the tops of each ball in the sugar in the little bowl and set them sugar side up on the parchment. ***Stop here if you want to freeze them and see below***
  • Gently flatten then down and top with any remaining sugar.
  • Pop them into the oven and cook them for about 10-11 minutes.
  • They should look cracked on top.
  • When they are done, leave them for a minute or two on the cookie sheet to cool.
  • Then carefully transfer them to the cooling rack to finish cooling completely.
  • Set them out for Santa with some milk or devour them yourself or share them with your friends.


If you want to freeze these cookies, just place them on a lined cookie sheet and put them in the freezer until they are frozen (about 30 minutes).  Then you can put them into a freezer bag or if you have a vacuum sealer then you can use that instead.  Just make sure to write the cooking temperature and time onto the bag.