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Chewy Ginger Cookies

Chewy Ginger Cookies are the ultimate fall and holiday cookie, full of warm spices and molasses, they're crisp on the outside and nice and chewy inside.  They're so easy to make and your whole house will smell amazing.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Course: cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 36 cookies


  • 1 1/2 sticks 3/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 cups flour will make flat cookies, if you prefer them puffier, use 2 and 1/4 cups
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp powdered ginger
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • extra sugar for rolling


  • Set the oven to 350F
  • Cream the butter and sugar until fluffy.
  • Add the egg and molasses.
  • Add the dry ingredients and mix until blended.
  • Form or scoop balls the size of a small walnut. Roll in granulated sugar to coat.
  • Place on an un-greased or parchment paper lined baking sheet 2" apart.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes, an let cool slightly on the pan before transferring to a rack.