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Soft & Chewy Ginger Cookies

Soft & Chewy Ginger Cookies fresh from the oven waiting just for you!  These tasty little cookies are soft, chewy and deliciously gingery.

It’s Christmas cookie baking time and I couldn’t be more excited about it.  Holiday baking is my favourite.  It doesn’t matter what’s going on around here, whether the house is a mess with laundry and all the Christmas projects I’m working on…it doesn’t even matter.  Cookie baking happens.  And really, who cares about the mess…there’s love here.  And mess.

Soft & Chewy Ginger Cookies

The first cookie that made it into our holiday cookie jar are these Soft & Chewy Ginger Cookies.  And that’s exactly what these are…soft and chewy…and so full of rich ginger flavour.  The addition of real grated ginger makes these cookies perfectly gingery.  You might want to double the batch because they’ll disappear fast!  Enjoy!


Soft & Chewy Ginger Cookies

Soft & Chewy Ginger Cookies-1

Soft & Chewy Ginger Cookies fresh from the oven waiting just for you!  These tasty little cookies are soft, chewy and deliciously gingery.


  • 3/4 cup butter (at room temperature)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup fancy molasses
  • 1 1/2 tsp finely grated fresh peeled ginger
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • pinch salt
  • 1/4 cup extra sugar for rolling


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a mixer, cream together the butter and sugar. Then add in the egg, molasses and fresh ginger.  Mix until smooth.
  3. In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, ground ginger, cinnamon, cloves and salt.
  4. Stir the flour mixture into the butter mixture until combined.
  5. Roll the dough into 1 inch balls, and roll them in the 1/4 cup sugar, until coated.
  6. Place the balls onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet, about 2 inches apart.
  7. Lightly flatten the tops using a cup.
  8. Bake for about 10-12 minutes. If you like them chewy, bake them on the lesser side. When they are done you will notice that the tops will crack slightly and the edges of the cookies will appear firm, and the centres will appear slightly soft.
  9. Cool on wire racks.

Keywords: Christmas cookies, ginger cookies, gingersnaps

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These cookies were a big hit with my kids.  They even told me that they tasted just like the Ginger cookies at Starbucks…now that’s a compliment I tell you!


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Have a delicious day!

Note:  This post was originally published in December 2013.  I have recently updated it with new pictures…same great recipe, just new pictures!

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    1. Thank you Dannyelle! Better get baking with all that butter, lol! I didn’t realize it was available at Costco in that amount…getting some for Christmas!

  1. They look delicious – and I adore your photos (I need to study what you do as I love how you style them). I usually make ginger cookies at Christmas, but made the speculaas this year instead. I like the sugar you rolled yours in – such a nice crunch when you eat them.

  2. Made these cookies this morning for a holiday treat box I will be giving to my extended family.
    Let me tell you- They are irresistibly chewy and the best ginger cookies I have had!
    I made them about 50% bigger and cooked them for just 10 minutes. The result was exactly what I had hoped for- soft flavorful and chewy.
    Thanks for the recipe!

  3. Loved these cookies but made some adjustments to my taste! Swapped half of the sugar for brown sugar, added an extra 1/2 tsp of cinnamon and ginger, added a 1/2 tsp of allspice and swapped the cloves for nutmeg since I didn’t have any on hand. I also added 1/2 a tsp of cinnamon and ginger to the rolling sugar. They turned out amazing.

    I made them for my dad since he was having a hard time finding ginger cookies with a good ginger flavor and he loved them.

    Thank you!