Ginger Molasses Cookies recipe
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5 from 11 votes

Soft Ginger Molasses Cookies

These soft ginger molasses cookies are perfect for fall and winter, and make delicious holiday gifts!
Author: Marlynn Schotland, Urban Bliss Life


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup cocounut sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup full flavor molasses
  • 1 cup raw sugar for outer coating


  • In a large bowl, mix together dry ingredients: flour, ground ginger, ground cinnamon, baking soda, and salt.
  • In a mixing stand, cream together the butter and both sugars for at least 2 minutes, until smooth and creamy.
  • Add in the egg, mix until blended.
  • Add in molasses and mix until fully blended.
  • Slowly add in the dry ingredients, 1/4 cup at a time, and only mix until all ingredients are well blended. Be careful not to over mix.
  • Shape dough into a disc shape and wrap with plastic wrap. Chill in the refrigerator for 45 minutes to one hour.
  • Remove from refrigerator and let stand at room temperature for about 5 minutes, until soft enough to roll easily.
  • Form small round balls and roll in raw sugar.
  • Place on prepared baking sheet and gently tap down.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 8 - 12 minutes until slightly golden brown.
  • Makes approximately 4 dozen.