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Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies Recipe

Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies are a chewy, soft, cookie filled with cinnamon, brown sugar, and molasses. These ginger molasses cookies will certainly become a favorite.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 56
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch


  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large egg
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup sugar for rolling


  • Cream together butter, sugars, and eggs until smooth and creamy.
  • Pour in molasses and mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Mix together all dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Slowly add dry ingredients into mixer and mix together until just combined.
  • Cover mixing bowl with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for an hour to chill or in the freezer for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from freezer and scoop walnut sized balls of dough and roll into smooth balls.
  • Then, roll in the granulated sugar and place onto a parchment lined baking sheet leaving about 3 inches between cookies.
  • Chill for 20 minutes in the refrigerator.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake for 12-15 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.


Chilling cookie dough thoroughly before baking prevents cookies from over spreading during baking.