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Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies

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Chewy cookies, rich with ginger and molasses. Comfort food at its sweetest. This recipe comes from an artisan bakery, and these cookies will fill in the blank next to your coffee or milk any time of year.

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Difficulty Level



Needed Items


  • 20 minutes prep
    15-30 minutes baking (per sheet)


  • 1/2 cup unsalted (or salted) butter
    1 cup granulated sugar plus 1/4 cup for rolling (divided)
    1/4 cup molasses
    1 egg
    2 cups all-purpose flour
    2 teaspoons baking soda
    Pinch of salt
    1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
    2 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger

Number of Servings

  • 12-24 cookies


  • Cookie sheet(s)
    Parchment paper
    Electric mixer


  • Preheat oven to 300°
    Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper

Additional Notes

Ping-pong-sized balls of cookie dough needed to be cooked for 16 minutes in my oven. Start checking at 12 minutes.
If you are making really big cookies, start checking them at 20 minutes, but they’ll probably need almost 30 minutes.