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Ginger spiced Molasses Cookies

Ginger spiced Molasses Cookies

Many of you I am sure have seen these before, the recipe may actually have appeared here more than once but these cookies are so good it’s worth sharing again and again. Spicy, chewy, moist and delicious I totally love this cookie and include it in every gift box that I make. This is a recipe from Food52, and these cookies are amazing. Don’t really need to say anymore, I have already said it and I don’t want to bore you. Try them, they are terrific!!

Β Ginger Spiced Molasses Cookies

Makes 24 cookies

2 1/4 cups all purpose flour

2 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1/2 teaspoon allspice

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves (Optional I don’t use cloves)

3/4 cups unsalted butter, room temperature

3/4 cups packed dark brown sugar

1 large egg

1/2 cup unsulfured molasses

1/3 cup finely diced candied ginger (optional)

granulated sugar for rolling

Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ground ginger, allspice, salt and cloves (if using) in a bowl and mix well. (Note:) if not using cloves increase another of the spices I increase cinnamon and ginger.
Beat butter and sugar together in bowl of electric mixer until light and fluffy, 3 minutes.
Add egg and molasses. Mix to combine well. Stir in dry ingredients. Stir in candied ginger if using. Refrigerate batter 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 375 F. Roll dough into 1 1/2″ balls. Roll balls in granulated sugar. Arrange on baking sheets lined with parchment paper and gently flatten, just barely I use 2 fingers and lightly push on the dough. Bake in oven until set and crinkled on top, about 12 minutes. Remove and cool.

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73 Comments Post a comment
  1. One of my favorite cookies of all time . . . Mmmmm!!

    December 17, 2014
  2. I love molasses cookies but only bake them at Christmas. Not sure why. These cookies look magazine perfect!

    December 17, 2014
    • I make these every year at Christmas but have to admit they make appearances at other times they are so darn good. Thanks Julie.

      December 17, 2014
  3. A special favourite…I’m thinking of making a batch right this minute. Cookies for breakfast, mmmm! πŸ™‚

    December 17, 2014
  4. Ooh I have everything but the molasses…ggrrr looks so good x

    December 17, 2014
    • Oh these cookies are so good it’s worth the trip to get a bottle, LOL. Thanks so much.

      December 17, 2014
      • yes I def need some for sure I am missing out hehe x

        December 18, 2014
  5. Yum! They sound delightful. Wishing you a wonderful Wednesday. πŸ™‚

    December 17, 2014
  6. They look so good that I ‘m thinking of baking them. The flavors must be great and I love ginger,

    December 17, 2014
    • They are delicious, I think you will love them. Thank you so much.

      December 17, 2014
  7. The look and sound delicious! I would definitely love to receive these in any gift box πŸ˜€

    December 17, 2014
    • Thank you, they are a really good cookie, I have to quickly get them packaged or I will eat them.

      December 17, 2014
  8. shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com #

    Wow – love that crinkly top on these ginger cookies, Suzanne; the recipients of your cookie gift boxes are a lucky bunch!

    December 17, 2014
    • Thank you, they are such wonderful cookies, I have to watch myself because I can over indulge they are so good.

      December 17, 2014
  9. Another winner!

    December 17, 2014
  10. These remind me of my Grandma, Suzanne. If I concentrate real hard, I can almost smell them. πŸ™‚ These cookies look so good, and sound perfectly spiced… go ahead, post them again… they are more than worthy! Scrumptious!!

    December 17, 2014
    • Thank you, I never tire of them, they are that good, They are a simple old fashioned type of cookie and I love them.

      December 17, 2014
  11. Yum, look good! I am partial to anything with ginger in the name.

    December 17, 2014
    • You and me both, I love ginger in baked goods. These cookies are so nicely spiced. Thank you so much.

      December 17, 2014
  12. You know when you see a recipe and think, “Oh, so nice! I’ll have to make that sometime.” And then you see others, and you think, “Ooh, that needs to be mine today!” That is how I feel in seeing your cookies! I bet your kitchen smelled amazing when those emerged from the oven! Cheers!

    December 17, 2014
    • A heavenly aroma for sure, I love all the spices in these and how soft and chewy. They are wonderful, it’s a great recipe. Thanks so much Em.

      December 17, 2014
  13. I already said that my Christmas this year will smell ginger and spices…. those cookies have my 100% rating approval! They must be amazing with a cup of tea!

    December 17, 2014
    • Thank you so much, it doesn’t smell like the holidays without these cookies. I love the spices when they bake. It’s delicious!!

      December 17, 2014
  14. Liz #

    This looks like what you’d find in the dictionary if you looked up Christmas ginger cookie πŸ™‚ Perfect, Suzanne. You are the Master of holiday baking πŸ™‚

    December 17, 2014
  15. These seriously look gorgeous Suzanne! So picture-perfect!

    December 17, 2014
  16. I was just searching all over for the perfect molasses cookie to make (right this minute!!) and read this!
    Yay!! Perfect- whipping them up now. Thank you SO MUCH!! They look wonderful!!

    December 17, 2014
    • It’s a fantastic recipe I have been making it for years. It never fails (except once when I forgot to add the baking soda, LOL that was awful. Thanks so much.

      December 17, 2014
      • My first batch spread too thin- still delicious though! πŸ™‚ I chilled the dough overnight to bake the rest- hope they look as perfect as yours!!

        December 18, 2014
      • Yes chill the dough and barely press down with two fingers. Let me know how it goes.

        December 18, 2014
  17. These look and sound perfect! I love the idea of using molasses…

    December 17, 2014
    • Thank you me too, it makes the cookies deeply flavorful and moist.

      December 17, 2014
  18. These look amazing. I just love them.

    December 17, 2014
  19. I like the sound of these cookies, chewy biscuits are a particular favourite of mine. I am intriguied by the use of molasses I imagine it gives extra depth of flavour. πŸ˜‰

    December 17, 2014
    • It does exactly that, so deeply flavorful, its a wonderful recipe Thanks so much.

      December 17, 2014
  20. Very nice christmas recipe!! I love using molasse in cookies!! These look very delicious! πŸ™‚

    December 17, 2014
  21. I’m off to buy some molasses this morning! These look SO good Suzanne that I just have to know how they taste. Hopefully there’ll be a few left to hand out in a gift box to friends! πŸ˜‰

    December 17, 2014
    • I have to close up the gift boxes quickly these cookies are seriously addictive. Hope you enjoy if you make them they really are good! Thanks so much Margot.

      December 17, 2014
  22. They look super yummy, Suzanne πŸ™‚ Love it with my Latte!

    December 17, 2014
  23. Christmas is all about cookies and sweets, isn’t it? These are lovely cookies Suzanne! Have a lovely holiday!

    December 18, 2014
    • Thanks Katerina, yes it’s all about cookies and sweet treats for the holidays. You have a wonderful Holiday season also.

      December 18, 2014
  24. Darling Suzanne, who eats all these beautiful and delicious cookies and treats you make? I made a few sweet recipes last week and cannot control myself from not eating…gained some weight and festivities are not here yet. Now pass me few of those. πŸ˜€ )))

    December 18, 2014
    • Well I must taste them you know, quality control. LOL, I am afraid I have gained some weight, diet in the works already, Thanks Fae.

      December 18, 2014
  25. Love it. One of my favorites. Can I skip the molasses Suzanne?

    December 18, 2014
    • Hi Sonal, I don’t know I suppose you could use golden syrup or honey maybe. I have never tried without the molasses. Hmmmm…..

      December 18, 2014
  26. I lovvvveeee molasses! I’d polish these off

    December 18, 2014
  27. They look like perfect cookies! I want them πŸ™‚

    December 18, 2014
  28. They look so perfect – I love the mix of spices (ground cloves for me – every time!)

    December 18, 2014
    • I am so sure cloves are delicious in these cookies and probably if I tasted one with cloves in it I would love it but can’t bring myself to even own a bottle of cloves. Weird right? Thanks and these are wonderful cookies with or without the cloves.

      December 18, 2014
  29. These cookies are one of my favourites (and Santa’s too) πŸ˜›
    Looks like I have to make a bunch… but for him of course!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

    December 19, 2014
  30. Wow molasses cookies perfect for a holiday treat… looks soooo good Suzanne. ..

    December 19, 2014
    • Thanks Chitra, love molasses cookies they are a bit spicy and so delicious,

      December 20, 2014
  31. Ginger spiced Molasses cookies sound sooo amazing Suzanne! Ginger and molasses are two of my favorite ingredients so I can only imagine their amazing flavor! I love the crinkled effect molasses gives to cookies as well…so gorgeous Suzanne.

    December 20, 2014
    • Thanks Brandi, I love these cookies, have to watch myself, I can’t eat just one.

      December 20, 2014
  32. These look so delicious, Suzanne. I need to start experimenting with GF baking more in the new year. Maybe I can convert these. It’s never too late (or too early) for Christmas cookies!

    December 29, 2014
    • They are wonderful cookies, bet they would be good with spelt flour. I have only baked a few items GF so not well versed when it comes to subs for AP flour. You can use egg in them so that would help bind, does xanthin help with that also? Thanks I bought a spaghetti squash today to try your carbonara recipe. Happy New Year.

      December 29, 2014
  33. I’ve been thinking about these since you posted this back in December! Made them tonight for a casual dinner party, and they did not disappoint! Thank you, Suz. What a great find- delicious recipe!

    January 14, 2015
    • Aren’t they good. Thanks so much its one of my favorite cookies.

      January 15, 2015

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