Chewy Ginger Cookies Recipe

Ginger Cookies
So if you’re looking to give cookies away this holiday season, take these chewy ginger cookies for a spin. There’s a reason they are a holiday favorite! They’re delicious too! Bake a batch and get into the holiday spirit.

NUTRITIONAL INFO: per serving (48 servings)

Carbohydrates17 g (6%)
Fat4 g (7%)
Protein1 g (2%)
Saturated Fat2 g (9%)
Sodium66 mg (3%)
Polyunsaturated Fat1 g
Fiber0 g (1%)
Monounsaturated Fat1 g
Cholesterol9 mg (3%)

Chewy Ginger Cookies Recipe



↪2 ¹/₄ cups all-purpose flour
↪1 teaspoon baking soda
↪¹/₄ teaspoon salt
↪2 teaspoons ground ginger
↪³/₄ teaspoon ground cinnamon
↪¹/₂ teaspoon ground cloves
↪³/₄ cup unsalted butter softened
↪¹/₂ cup granulated sugar
↪¹/₂ cup packed brown sugar
↪1 large egg, room temperature
↪1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
↪Zest of 1 orange
↪¹/₄ cup light molasses (optional)
↪2 tablespoons granulated sugar for coating


  • In a large bowl, sift 2 ¹/₄ cups flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, ¹/₄ teaspoon salt, 2 teaspoons ground ginger, 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon and ¹/₂ teaspoon ground cloves. Set aside.
  • Using a handheld electric mixer or a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream ³/₄ cup butter, ¹/₂ cup granulated sugar, ¹/₂ cup brown sugar until creamy and significantly paler in color (about 3 minutes on medium-high speed).
  • Add the egg and beat until well incorporated. Then add 1 tablespoon orange juice, orange zest, ¹/₄ cup light molasses and stir until combined. Scrape the bottom and sides of your bowl as needed.
  • Add your flour mixture in 3 parts and stir until each addition is incorporated.
  • Cover your bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour. When you're ready to bake, preheat your oven to 350⁰F.
  • Scoop the dough into 1 inch balls and thoroughly coat in granulated sugar before placing on your cookie sheet. The cookies will spread so space them about 2-3 inches apart.
Cookie sheet
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the edges are starting to get crispy. Cool slightly on the cookie sheet (about 2 minutes) before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
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