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Soft Ginger Cookies

Thick and chewy spicy molasses ginger cookies

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 36 cookies
Calories 197 kcal
Author Janet Barton


  • 1 ½ cups butter softened to room temperature
  • 2 cups brown sugar packed
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup molasses
  • 4 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • ¼ cup sugar roll cookies in


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 

  2. In a large bowl cream butter and brown sugar. Add eggs and molasses, mix thoroughly.

  3.  Sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, cloves, cinnamon and ginger. Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture. 

  4. Roll dough into balls the size of a large walnut or use an ice cream scoop that holds 2 tablespoons of dough. Roll each ball into the sugar and place on a cookies sheet lined with parchment paper. Place in oven and bake for 10-12 minutes. 

  5. Remove from oven and transfer to a cooling rack to cool. Makes 3 dozen cookies

Nutrition Facts
Soft Ginger Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 197 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 29mg10%
Sodium 230mg10%
Potassium 109mg3%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 250IU5%
Calcium 27mg3%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.