Ginger Molasses Cookies

6 Jan 2016

Ginger Molasses Cookies

Looking for a ginger molasses cookie that is both soft and chewy at the same time? Look no further!

Ginger Molasses Cookies


I can't believe it's already 2016!

How was your holidays? Did you go away? Did you make any resolutions for the New Year?

I have only ever stuck with one resolution I made: 2 years ago, my New Years resolution was to start flossing, and guess what? I am still doing it every night! I decided to stop while I was ahead, so I stopped making resolutions.

Unless that is, I count making MORE COOKIES in 2016 a resolution!



Ginger Molasses Cookies


I actually made these cookies before the holidays, but I was so swamped with relaxing with family that I didn't post much over my two weeks of vacation. And even though cookie season has passed, I would like to put it out there that it is never too late.. or too early for that matter, to make cookies.

But this is especially true when those cookies are ginger molasses cookies!!


Ginger Molasses Cookies


I never really appreciated a good ginger molasses cookie before. I would always reach for a chocolate chunk cookie or a white chocolate macadamia cookie without a second glance at the ginger molasses cookies.

All this changed when I tried some really good ginger molasses cookies at a Christmas party a couple of years ago. After that, I was hooked.

The great thing about ginger molasses cookies is that they are not too sweet. This means that I can eat way more of them than I could ever eat chocolate chip cookies. But you can also adjust your recipe to your preferences! If you wanted this cookie to be extra sinful, you can coat it in sugar! Maybe chop up some crystallized ginger to enhance the ginger flavor? The possibilities are endless!


Ginger Molasses Cookies


Ginger Molasses Cookies
printable recipe

What you'll need:

  • 2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • 1/4 cup molasses


Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350˚F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper, or silicone baking mat.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt until fully combined.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add in the egg, water and molasses until fully combined.
  4. Slowly add in the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients until fully incorporated.
  5. Scoop the cookie dough onto the prepared baking sheets, and place in the preheated oven for around 10 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for around 5 minutes, then place on wire racks to cool completely.


Adapted from All Recipes




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22 comments:

  1. Cookies look so perfect and YUM!

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  2. What do you mean cookie season has passed?? It's ALWAYS cookie season in my world :) And I love the ginger molasses flavor combination!

    Sues

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  3. I ADORE a good ginger molasses cookie - during the holidays AND after - and these have me wishing I had one to enjoy right now!

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  4. I have wanted to make a molasses cookie. These look great and give me inspiration.

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  5. I have never been a fan of ginger cookies but I trust you when you say these are good!

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  6. I definitely did not give up cookies for a resolution so I'm all about these ginger molasses ones! I just love the spicy cookie flavor combo, and these look picture perfect!

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  7. There is an art to a great ginger cookie! I think you've nailed it to perfection!

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  8. There is an art to a great ginger cookie! I think you've nailed it to perfection!

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  9. I also need to bake more cookies this year. I'm firmly in the boat that cookies should be soft and chewy, so these look right up my alley. (If I wanted something crunchy and dry, I'd eat a cracker instead.) :)

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  10. Soft and chewy...exactly what a ginger cookie should be!

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  11. Happy New Year!Cookies are never passé:)

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  12. Happy New Year! More cookies is definitely a good resolution :) these look absolutely delicious!

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  13. Happy New Year! You've just reminded me that a ginger molasses cookie was on my wish list to bake over the holidays but I didn't get to it. This looks so good! One or two with a cup of tea would make my day.

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  14. Happy new year to you too! Or "Godt nytt år!" as we say in Norway!
    I hope you had a lovely holiday, and as for new years resolutions - I have made a few, but mainly saving money and a list of things that would make me happy, like traveling and whatnot :) Flossing is also something I do (almost) every day now, and it feels so much better :)

    But...these cookies! Whoooaah! They look and sound amazing! I love the fragrant ginger, could probably eat this all day long with some tea :) MMmm!

    As for me, I went to Norway for christmas, and then I headed home for hogmanay, and had a party as you know :) The year has had a turbulent start, but I'll try and make sure the rest of the flight gets better :) x

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  15. I only really started to appreciate molasses cookies within the last few years ... and now I can't get enough! These look wonderful!

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  16. Ginger molasses cookies are some of my favorites, and these look amazing!

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  17. Ginger molasses cookies are some of my favorites, and these look amazing!

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  18. Congratulations on your 2 years of flossing, Cathleen! Little things sometimes take a lot of discipline. These molasses cookies look gorgeous! And like you, I appreciate that that are not super sweet cookies.

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  19. Your cookies look perfect and the fact that they are not sooo sweet makes them even more desirable.

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  20. Hi Cathleen,

    Happy 2016 to you! And great job with your flossing. Me? I can't live without flossing and so it can't be my resolution :p

    These ginger molasses cookies look awesome. I like to bake them for my ginger loving aunties :D

    Zoe

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