Giant and Soft Ginger-Spice Cookies

These Ginger Spice Cookies are the perfect fall and Christmas cookie! Richly spiced, soft and chewy, these ginger cookies are a treat all year long.

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Though we so often think of Ginger cookies in the autumn and at Christmas, truly, they seem to always find their way onto my baking list.

Someone somewhere is always requesting one. And I’m more than happy to bake a batch. 

The richly spiced flavors of ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and molasses are a comforting and familiar blend that evokes memories of warmth and love, and laughter.

It’s a favorite cookie recipe with us — no matter what the season.

Unlike the U.K.’s favored delectable Ginger Biscuit, which generally has a crisp texture, this particular recipe yields soft, giant-size cookies that are equally delicious and a perfect treat. Pair with a glass of milk, a cup of hot tea, or coffee. It makes me happy just thinking about it.

Ingredients for Ginger Cookies

Pantry Ingredients:
The usual ingredients of — all purpose flour (and I like to spoon and level mine), baking soda, white sugar, brown sugar, and molasses.

Spices:
Gather these spices for these fragrant cookies – ground ginger, ground cinnamon, and ground cloves. Additionally, you will need salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Additional Ingredients:
You will also need 3/4 cup of softened butter and one large egg

How to Make Ginger Cookies

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper for easy cleanup.
  2. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, ground ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, 1/2 cup white granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy; about 2 minutes. Beat in the egg and molasses. Then gradually stir in the sifted dry ingredients into the butter, molasses mixture.
  4. Scoop dough with a cookie scoop and then roll into balls; dredge in 3 tablespoons of the remaining sugar. Place the cookies on the parchment-lined or ungreased baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
  5. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet slightly before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.

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Giant and Soft Spiced Ginger Cookies

Yield: 24 cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

These Spiced Ginger Cookies are the perfect fall and Christmas cookie! The richly spiced flavors of ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and molasses are a comforting and familiar blend that evokes memories of warmth and love, and laughter.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly cracked pepper
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar, plus 3 tablespoons (divided)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup molasses

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper for easy cleanup.
  2. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, ground ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, 1/2 cup white granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy; about 2 minutes. Beat in the egg and molasses. Then gradually stir in the sifted dry ingredients into the butter, molasses mixture.
  4. Scoop dough with a cookie scoop and then roll into balls; dredge in the 3 tablespoons of the remaining sugar. Place the cookies on the parchment-lined or ungreased baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
  5. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet slightly before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 141Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 133mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 0gSugar: 11gProtein: 1g

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4 thoughts on “Giant and Soft Ginger-Spice Cookies

  1. Barbara L Carew

    Can you freeze these ginger cookies? Or better to leave “out”? I will bake these ahead if so. Not, wait till last minute!!

    1. Stephanie Wilson

      Yes — they freeze really well! I’m beginning my Christmas cookies now too. I wrote an article a while back on which cookies freeze best: https://www.31daily.com/christmas-cookies-bake-ahead/
      Happy baking!

  2. Dotty

    why did my cookies get hard?

  3. Amy

    My cookies are hard too. My mom use to use half butter and half Crisco in recipes, will that mixture keep them soft?

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