Delicious ginger cookies!

January 2, 2009 at 12:04 am 5 comments


Ginger cookies are amazing. But good ones are hard to find. The best ones are soft and chewy with a bit of sugary crunch on the outside and lots of yummy ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg to spice them up. I’ve been trying out recipes to find the perfect ginger cookies and I think this is it!

Note: This recipe includes eggs and butter. Please use lovingly-produced, locally grown, organic animal products in your cooking. Happy hens and cows are essential for tasty cookies.
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp each of ginger and cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1/2 cup of unsalted butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup molasses
White sugar to roll cookies in.

Mix flour, salt, baking soda and spices together in a small bowl and set aside. Grease cookie sheets and preheat oven to 375F. Cream butter and sugar using a wooden spoon or stand mixer. Add egg and molasses. Gradually stir in dry ingredients until you have a sturdy cookie dough. Pour about 1/4 cup of white sugar into a small bowl. Roll dough into 1-inch balls, roll balls in sugar and place on cookie sheets. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes until cookie flattens slightly and pretty cracks appear in the dough. Cookies will not look done and will be very soft to the touch, but remove them now. Let them cool on the cookie sheet for about 2 minutes and then transfer to a plate or wire rack for cooling.

P.S. Ginger cookies make great gifts!

This recipe makes cookies that are really lovely to look at. One of my favorite ways to enjoy them is by giving them as gifts. I usually package them up in glass Mason jars with a ribbon tied to the lid (re-use washed out spaghetti sauce jars for a great, eco-friendly, low cost option). The recipe makes enough for 2 or 3 gifts (I usually keep one for myself!). You can easily double the recipe and keep extra cookies frozen in the freezer for last-minute gifts for friends, family and neighbours.


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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. nestandsparkle  |  January 2, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    I will try out a gluten-free version of this recipe soon. Maybe for a Valentine’s Day treat for my GF sweetie.

  • 2. Meredith  |  June 13, 2009 at 8:18 am

    Oh yum. Just yum. I’d be interested in the GF version, too.

  • 3. Ginger Cookie Recipe « Emily's Gourmet Recipes  |  October 21, 2009 at 9:24 pm

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  • 4. Laurie Leier  |  March 13, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    These have become not only our favourite ginger cookie recipe, but one of our favourite cookies period!

  • 5. Ash  |  December 8, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Simply delicious! Get in my belly

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