Ginger Cookies

We love ginger almost as much as we love pumpkin spice. These cookies in particular have become a festive favorite of ours. Their delicious combination of spices really brings out the holiday spirit.

STEP ONE – Preparations

  1. Take a stick of unsalted butter out of the refrigerator to soften.
  2. Lightly spray two large baking sheets with canola spray.
  3. Get out a medium bowl and a stand mixer.
  4. Set up 2 cooling racks.

STEP TWO – Make the Batter


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


  1. In the stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar on medium speed for about 3 minutes until they’re light and fluffy.
  2. Add in the molasses and egg until they’re well combined.
  3. In the medium bowl, mix together all the dry ingredients.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir to combine.
  5. Place the dough in the refrigerator for an hour to chill and set.


  1. Set the oven to 350°F with 2 oven racks in the middle.
  2. Drop 18-20 tablespoons of cookie batter onto the prepared 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 position of the baking sheets in the oven and bake for another 5 minutes until lightly browned around the edges.
  6. Let the cookies cool for a few minutes on the baking sheets before moving them to the cooling racks.

Recommended serving size: 2 cookies

Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat

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18 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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