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Soft and Chewy Ginger Cookies flat lay
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Soft and Chewy Ginger Cookies Recipe

These Soft and Chewy Ginger Cookies are Santa's favorite cookie! They are perfectly soft and chewy!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Best christmas cookies, Easy Christmas Cookie, Ginger cookies, Molasses Cookies, Soft gingerbread cookies
Servings: 30
Calories: 118kcal
Author: Camille Beckstrand


  • Medium Mixing Bowl
  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Cookie Sheet


  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup sugar for rolling dough


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a medium bowl, sift flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt together; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream together butter and one cup sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in egg, then stir in water and molasses.
  • Fold in flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt and mix until well combined. Shape dough into 1-inch balls, roll in sugar and place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 7-10 minutes.
  • Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to wire rack.


Calories: 118kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 100mg | Potassium: 56mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg