Best Ever Ginger Molasses Cookies

36 servings


20 minutes

active time

40 minutes

total time


1 1/4 cup unsalted butter (at room temperature)

2 cups white sugar

2 eggs

1/2 cup molasses

4 cups all purpose flour

1/2 tsp salt

4 tsp baking soda

2 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp grated fresh ginger (or powdered ginger)

1/2 tsp ground cloves

1/3 cup white sugar for rolling


Add the butter to the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Cream the butter on medium high speed until it is soft and creamy and the colour begins to turn pale (use a hand mixer if you wish).

Add the sugar and beat on medium high speed for 2 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl a few times.

Beat in the eggs on medium high speed one at a time, scraping down the bowl after each addition.

Beat in the molasses and scrape down the bowl to ensure everything is evenly combined.

In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, grated ginger, cinnamon, cloves and salt. Whisk these ingredients together until they're combined and dump the mixture into the bowl of the stand mixer with the butter mixture.

Combine the butter mixture and the dry ingredients on low speed just until no streaks of flour remain. You'll have to scrape down the sides of the bowl a few times to make sure everything is incorporated.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Shape the dough into about 36 balls with your hands or using a cookie scoop, rolling each ball of dough in the white sugar and placing it on a baking sheet prepared with some parchment paper. Remember to space the cookies out appropriately. This recipe makes about 3 dozen cookies so you'll likely need to bake 3 or more sheets of cookies.

Bake each sheet of cookies for 10-11 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

When you remove the baking sheet from the oven, let the cookies cool on the baking sheet until they've cooled almost completely. This will help them achieve that soft and chewy texture as they continue to bake on the inside even after they've been removed from the oven.


Serving Size



175 kcal

Total Fat

7 g

Saturated Fat

4 g

Unsaturated Fat


Trans Fat



26 mg


160 mg

Total Carbohydrate

27 g

Dietary Fiber

1 g

Total Sugars

16 g


2 g

36 servings


20 minutes

active time

40 minutes

total time
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