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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!

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a cookie jar at room temperature for up to 3 days. 
  • Tip: If the cookies start to become a little hard after a day, add a slice of sandwich bread in the cookie jar and seal the lid. The next morning, remove and discard the slice of bread. All the moisture from the bread would have transferred to the cookies, making them soft again.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Ginger Cookies Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 101 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 13mg4%
Sodium 84mg4%
Potassium 37mg1%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Sugar 9g10%
Vitamin A 125IU3%
Calcium 9mg1%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.