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Soft and Chewy Ginger Cookies Recipe

Christmas baking season might just be my favourite time of the year. Basically it gives me an excuse to make all of the cookies, all of the time.

So many cookies.

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There’s never enough time to make all of the cookies and treats that we want to make. That’s probably a good thing since making all of the treats is generally followed by eating all of the treats. But I still wish the holiday baking season were longer because it’s just such fun.

The kids love to join me in the kitchen making the various Christmas cookie favourites, and these soft and chewy ginger cookies is definitely one of those.

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This isn’t a cookie I grew up having every year. We would always make a gingerbread house (speaking of which I need to get my mom’s recipe for that so that I can make one with my kids one of these years!) but we never made these chewy molasses ginger cookies.

My mother-in-law always makes them though and I agree wholeheartedly with my husband that they need to appear every year when we decided which Christmas cookies to make!

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So easy and so tasty, these cookies can be ready to eat in less than 30 minutes. They can also be frozen for up to 3 months if you’re like me and are ready to start the holiday baking as soon as the weather gets a bit chilly (which is pretty early where I live!). 

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If you’ve never made these classic molasses cookies, you need to try these. Soft and chewy and so easy to make — ginger cookies need to be part of your holiday baking plans this year!

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Soft and Chewy Ginger Cookies Recipe

Stacey Mebs
These soft and chewy ginger cookies are one of our favourite Christmas cookies. So fast and easy to make and everyone loves them!
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 30 1 cookie
Calories 123.25 kcal


  • 0.75 Unsalted Butter softened
  • 1 Granulated Sugar plus 1/4 cup, for rolling the cookies in
  • 0.5 Molasses
  • 1 Egg
  • 2.5 All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 Baking Soda
  • 0.5 Salt
  • 1 Ground Ginger
  • 1 Cinnamon
  • 0.5 Ground Cloves


  • In a large bowl, or the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the molasses and the egg and mix well. In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon and cloves until well combined. Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and mix well.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Roll the cookie dough into 1.5 tablespoon sized balls (use a cookie scoop if you like), roll them in granulated sugar, and place 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are just set.
  • Allow to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for one week, or freeze for up to 3 months.


Calories: 123.25kcalCarbohydrates: 18.75gProtein: 1.23gFat: 4.82gSaturated Fat: 2.93gSodium: 127.98mgFiber: 0.28gSugar: 9.63g
Keyword Baked, Baking, Christmas, Cookies, Ginger, Holidays, Lunchbox, Snacks
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