Ginger Spiced Molasses Cookies- More Christmas 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!!
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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One of my favorite cookies of all time . . . Mmmmm!!
Thank you, me too!!
I love molasses cookies but only bake them at Christmas. Not sure why. These cookies look magazine perfect!
I make these every year at Christmas but have to admit they make appearances at other times they are so darn good. Thanks Julie.
A special favourite…I’m thinking of making a batch right this minute. Cookies for breakfast, mmmm! 🙂
Yes cookies for breakfast is a very good idea!!! Thank you.
Ooh I have everything but the molasses…ggrrr looks so good x
Oh these cookies are so good it’s worth the trip to get a bottle, LOL. Thanks so much.
yes I def need some for sure I am missing out hehe x
Yum! They sound delightful. Wishing you a wonderful Wednesday. 🙂
Thank you and to you also!!
They look so good that I ‘m thinking of baking them. The flavors must be great and I love ginger,
They are delicious, I think you will love them. Thank you so much.
The look and sound delicious! I would definitely love to receive these in any gift box 😀
Thank you, they are a really good cookie, I have to quickly get them packaged or I will eat them.
Wow – love that crinkly top on these ginger cookies, Suzanne; the recipients of your cookie gift boxes are a lucky bunch!
Thank you, they are such wonderful cookies, I have to watch myself because I can over indulge they are so good.
These remind me of my Grandma, Suzanne. If I concentrate real hard, I can almost smell them. 🙂 These cookies look so good, and sound perfectly spiced… go ahead, post them again… they are more than worthy! Scrumptious!!
Thank you, I never tire of them, they are that good, They are a simple old fashioned type of cookie and I love them.
Yum, look good! I am partial to anything with ginger in the name.
You and me both, I love ginger in baked goods. These cookies are so nicely spiced. Thank you so much.
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!
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.
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!
Thank you so much, it doesn’t smell like the holidays without these cookies. I love the spices when they bake. It’s delicious!!
This looks like what you’d find in the dictionary if you looked up Christmas ginger cookie 🙂 Perfect, Suzanne. You are the Master of holiday baking 🙂
Awww thanks Liz, thats so sweet. It’s a great recipe for sure.
These seriously look gorgeous Suzanne! So picture-perfect!
Thank you so much.
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!!
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.
My first batch spread too thin- still delicious though! 🙂 I chilled the dough overnight to bake the rest- hope they look as perfect as yours!!
Yes chill the dough and barely press down with two fingers. Let me know how it goes.
These look and sound perfect! I love the idea of using molasses…
Thank you me too, it makes the cookies deeply flavorful and moist.
These look amazing. I just love them.
Thanks Amanda I do too!
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. 😉
It does exactly that, so deeply flavorful, its a wonderful recipe Thanks so much.
Very nice christmas recipe!! I love using molasse in cookies!! These look very delicious! 🙂
Thank you they are wonderful, perfect holiday treat.
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! 😉
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.
They look super yummy, Suzanne 🙂 Love it with my Latte!
Yes with a latte or with chai these are delicious, Thank you.
Christmas is all about cookies and sweets, isn’t it? These are lovely cookies Suzanne! Have a lovely holiday!
Thanks Katerina, yes it’s all about cookies and sweet treats for the holidays. You have a wonderful Holiday season also.
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. 😀 )))
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.
Love it. One of my favorites. Can I skip the molasses Suzanne?
Hi Sonal, I don’t know I suppose you could use golden syrup or honey maybe. I have never tried without the molasses. Hmmmm…..
I lovvvveeee molasses! I’d polish these off
Thank you, they are one of my favorites also!
They look like perfect cookies! I want them 🙂
Just made another batch, they are delicious. Thank you.
They look so perfect – I love the mix of spices (ground cloves for me – every time!)
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.
These cookies are one of my favourites (and Santa’s too) 😛
Looks like I have to make a bunch… but for him of course!
Choc Chip Uru
Thank you Uru and Merry Christmas.
Wow molasses cookies perfect for a holiday treat… looks soooo good Suzanne. ..
Thanks Chitra, love molasses cookies they are a bit spicy and so delicious,
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.
Thanks Brandi, I love these cookies, have to watch myself, I can’t eat just one.
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!
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.
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!
Aren’t they good. Thanks so much its one of my favorite cookies.