Soft Ginger Cookies

Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Servings: 30 cookies
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas, easy cookie recipes
Calories: 112.08 kcal

Soft, chewy, and loaded with ginger flavor!


  • 3/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • sugar, for rolling


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Add the butter and sugar to a bowl and beat with a mixer until smooth and creamy.

  3. Add the egg and molasses and beat until combined.

  4. Add the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt to the bowl and beat until combined.

  5. Use a medium cookie scoop to scoop out dough. Roll the dough between your hands to shape. Roll each cookie dough ball into sugar to coat the outsides.

  6. Place on prepared baking sheet 2 inches apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden brown and puffy. Cookies will flatten slightly as they cool.

Recipe Notes

Store in an air-tight container for up to 4 days at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts
Soft Ginger Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 112.08 Calories from Fat 44
% Daily Value*
Fat 4.89g8%
Saturated Fat 2.99g19%
Cholesterol 19.23mg6%
Sodium 100.44mg4%
Potassium 56.88mg2%
Carbohydrates 16.08g5%
Fiber 0.3g1%
Sugar 8.79g10%
Protein 1.27g3%
Vitamin A 152.02IU3%
Calcium 10.08mg1%
Iron 0.63mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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