Ginger-Molasses Cookies

These ginger-molasses cookies are fantastic. They’re soft, chewy, and have a great bite to them with all of the different spices in them. They were pretty quick and easy to make, too! Recipe after the jump.

Ginger-Molasses CookiesGinger-Molasses Cookies

Ginger-Molasses Cookies
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 20 cookies
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cloves
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup finely chopped crystallized ginger (I omitted this because, well, I didn't have any, haha)
  • 1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar (I used light brown sugar)
  • ½ cup vegetable shortening, room temperature
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 large egg
  • ⅓ cup molasses
  • demerrara sugar for rolling (I just used granulated sugar)
  1. Combine the flour, spices, baking soda, and salt in medium bowl; whisk to blend. Mix in crystallized ginger if you have it.
  2. In a large bowl using an electric mixer beat shortening and butter to combine, add brown sugar and beat until well-combined and fluffy.
  3. Add egg and molasses and beat until blended. Add flour mixture and mix just until blended. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.
  4. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease/line 2 baking sheets. Spoon sugar in thick layer onto small plate. Using wet hands (this prevents the dough from sticking to you), form dough into balls (I made giant cookies, but an average cookie is probably a 2 or 3 in round ball); roll in sugar to coat completely. Place balls on prepared sheets, spacing 2 inches apart, flatten slightly with the palm of your hand.
  5. Bake cookies until cracked on top but still soft to touch and moist inside, about 10-12 minutes (do not overbake). Cool on sheets 1 minute. Carefully transfer to racks and cool.
Adapted From


8 Responses

  1. Janaki says:

    I love the cracked pattern on the top – thats how you know they’re good. I can FEEL the chewyness!

  2. Stephanie says:

    I made these cookies today to give away (some!) as holiday gifts to my neighbors. They are, by far, the absolute most flavorful ginger molasses cookies I’ve ever had! Be sure to get the crystalized ginger (you can get a *big* container of it at Whole Foods for around $10) – it REALLY makes the flavor SNAP! : )

  3. […] Ginger-Molasses Cookies (from The Crepes of Wrath) […]

  4. Debra says:

    I’m on my way to the store now to get a few things to make a batch of these… they sounds and look so good! I’ll report how they turned out later tonight. Will probably be making the same substitutions and leaving out the crystallized ginger as you did since I’m not sure I’ll be able to find that one at Food4Less or Walmart.

    • Sydney says:

      Debra: I’m glad that you like them! I know that the ginger is expensive, but as I said, it’s not necessary (I didn’t use it) and you didn’t need all of it (right?), so you can use it in other recipes, taking the cost of this batch of cookies down a bit.

  5. Debra says:

    First batch are out of the oven and they are amazing! However, I don’t think they are the $10 of what it cost to make them ($7 for crystallized ginger?!?) good. Still, I’m thinking these would be amazing served warm with some vanilla ice cream. Thanks for sharing this great cookie recipe. :) I posted about it on my blog with a link back to it.

  6. […] Time I am right at this moment making these super delicious Ginger Molasses cookies as seen on Crepes of Wrath. I have been eyeballing some of her recipes for a while and decided […]

  7. […] Debra Wilson,on February 15th,2011 TweetI am right at this moment making these super delicious Ginger Molasses cookies as seen on Crepes of Wrath. I have been eyeballing some of her recipes for a while and decided […]

Leave a Reply

©2022 The Crepes of Wrath