Easy Ginger Cookies Recipe

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins

Quick and easy ginger cookies recipe, made with simple ingredients and packed with many spices. Crispy on the outside but soft and chewy on the inside!

Servings: 48 Cookies
Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Calories: 101 kcal
Author: CakeWhiz


  • 1/2 cup Salted butter
  • 1/2 cup Unsalted butter
  • ½ cup Granulated sugar
  • ½ cup Brown sugar
  • 1 Egg Large
  • 4 tbsp Molasses
  • 3 cups All-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp Baking soda
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon powder
  • 1 tsp Freshly grated ginger
  • ½ tsp Nutmeg powder
  • 1 cup Granulated sugar For rolling cookie dough balls


  1. In a large mixing bowl, add salted butter, unsalted butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and cream until light and fluffy. 

  2. Add egg and molasses and mix until smooth

  3. Now, add flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger and mix until you end up with a thick dough.
    Note: I found it easier to just mix/knead with my hands rather than a mixer, at this point. 

  4. Scoop out small portions of the dough and roll them into walnut –sized balls. Then, roll them in a bowl full of sugar.

  5. Place them on a cookie tray lined with parchment paper. Bake at 375 degrees for 5 minutes. Then, rotate the tray and bake for another 4-5 minutes or until the tops of cookies start to crack and the edges will become slightly brown.

  6. Let these cookies cool down on the cookie tray for about 3 minutes and then place them on a wire rack to cool down. You will end up with A LOT of cookies (about 5 to 6 dozen) but they will be gone in no time. Enjoy!

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Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Easy Ginger Cookies Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 101 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 84mg 4%
Potassium 37mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 15g 5%
Sugars 9g
Vitamin A 2.5%
Calcium 0.9%
Iron 2.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.