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The Best Big Soft Ginger Cookies

Best Big Soft Ginger Cookies
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24
Calories: 139kcal
Author: Heather


  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup sugar for rolling cookies


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds to soften butter.
  • Gradually add 1 cup of sugar, beat until fluffy. Add egg and molasses, beat well.
  • Stir dry ingredients into butter mixture.
  • Shape dough into 1 1/2 inch balls (about 1 heaping tablespoon dough each).
  • Roll ball in the 1/4 cup sugar and place on cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
  • Bake for 10 minutes or until light brown. Do not overcook. Let stand 2 minutes before transferring to wire cooling rack.


  • I like to lightly spray non-stick cooking spray in my measuring cup before I add molasses. This helps the molasses to easily pour out of measuring cup.
  • Be sure not to over bake these cookies. I find 10 minutes to be perfect. They might not look done when you remove them from oven but once they cool they are fine. 


Calories: 139kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 100mg | Potassium: 70mg | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 185IU | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.8mg