Ginger Cookies

While we bake these tasty cookies year-round, they’re best enjoyed during the winter holidays. The delightful combination of spices truly brings out the festive spirit and fills our home with a pleasant gingery aroma.

STEP ONE – Preparations

  1. Take out a stick of unsalted butter to soften.
  2. Get out a stand mixer and a medium bowl.
  3. Set up 2 cooling racks.

STEP TWO – Make the Batter


5 tablespoons unsalted butter
⅔ cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons molasses
1 large egg
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
½ teaspoon fine sea salt
2 teaspoons ground ginger
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground cloves


  1. In the stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar on medium speed for 3 minutes.
  2. Add the molasses and egg and mix until smooth.
  3. In the medium bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and salt.
  4. Add the dry to the wet ingredients and stir to incorporate without overmixing.
  5. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  6. Towards the end of the hour, preheat the oven to 350°F with 2 oven racks in the middle.

STEP THREE – Bake the Cookies

  1. Lightly spray 2 large baking sheets with canola spray.
  2. Drop 18 tablespoons of dough onto the baking sheets and press down with the back of a fork in a crisscross pattern.
  3. Sprinkle with raw sugar.
  4. Bake for 5 minutes.
  5. Switch the sheets and bake for another 5 minutes until lightly browned around the edges.
  6. Transfer the cookies to the cooling racks and cool for 5-10 minutes.

Recommended Serving Size: 3 cookies

Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 fat

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19 thoughts on “Ginger Cookies

  1. Feedback time! Taste even better than they look! Having mine with a Tazo Orange Tea. Cookies light, and just enough zing to compliment the tea. (Writing as I munch. I’m going back for just two more. Just two, I promise!)

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