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Friday, October 15, 2010

Soft Molasses Ginger Cookies

Nothing says Christmas to me like Gingerbread.  While I love to look at the Gingerbread Houses, I like my gingerbread best in cookies.  This is my favorite soft ginger cookie.  I originally got it from a Bed and Breakfast cookbook many years ago.  They stay soft and chewy for about a week.  I could eat a whole stack of them (oh wait, I did); good thing the recipe makes so many.  These don't last long at our house.  This recipe actually calls for you to roll the dough balls in cinnamon sugar.  My daughter Erin made these and she omitted that step but they are pretty with the sugar. 
Chewy Ginger Cookies

Makes about 4 dozen

2 cups of granulated sugar
1 ½ cups of butter
2 large eggs
½ cup of molasses
1 ½ tsp. of ground ginger
2 tsp. of cinnamon
1 ½ tsp. of nutmeg (preferably fresh grated)
½ tsp. of salt
3 ½ tsp. of baking soda
5 cups of unbleached all-purpose flour
Granulated sugar to roll cookies in

Preheat to the oven to 350 ยบ F.

Cream together the sugar, butter, eggs, and molasses until fluffy. Set aside.

Sift together the dry ingredients and add to creamed mixture. Roll small (about the size of a walnut) balls of dough in the sugar, and bake on an un-greased cookie sheet for 8-10 minutes or until crinkled and set.

Cool on a wire rack.

This is my 3rd contribution to 12 weeks of Christmas cookies.  Check out what everyone else did and/or post your own recipe below.
Week 3 Twelve Weeks of Christmas:


  1. How can you know that they "stay soft and chewy for about a week" - wouldn't last that long around me. Yum!

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  4. I think I'm going to make some of these this weekend...my favorite fall-flavor cookies. YUM!!!

  5. Bonnie -- what's the new picture of? I love a soft gingerbread cookie too and I would have eaten a whole stack! Also like your border on your pic. Joni

  6. Soft and chewy gingerbread cookies are the best. I have been searching for a recipe so I am bookmarking this!!

  7. Soft and chewy?:) Ginger really is a favorite around here, so I will definitely have to try these! I love your holly frame Bonnie:)

  8. What a beautiful picture of those cookies. It would make a great Christmas card. This sounds like a delicious ginger cookie recipe, especially that part about rolling it in cinnamon sugar, yum.

  9. These look and sound so delicious! We'd never find out about them staying that soft for that long, either!

  10. I can NOT resist a ginger cookie - these look so good!

  11. I love my gingerbread soft too. These wouldn't last long at my house either.

  12. Oh, these are too much to resist! Thanks for the recipe. Erin is a great cookie baker :)

  13. I just had Ginger ice cream last Friday. I'm sure this tastes fantastic..

  14. Your picture is so pretty! Chewy ginger cookies are on of my favorites.

  15. One that I have to try!! it wouldn't last more than a day in my house. : D

    Have a blessed afternoon.