5 from 1 vote
Soft and Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies
Ginger Molasses Cookies
Prep Time
45 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
55 mins

Soft and Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies are one of my FAVORITE holiday cookies and I love to make them with cinnamon cream cheese frosting on top!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Unit: batch, cup, large, teaspoon
Servings: 24
Calories: 126 kcal
Author: Lauren Allen
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3/4 cup butter , room temperature (1 1/2 sticks)
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • Sugar for rolling
  • 1 batch Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger. Set aside.
  3. In another bowl beat together the butter and granulated sugar until light and creamy. Add the molasses and eggs and mix until well combined.
  4. Stir in the dry ingredients and mix until combined.
  5. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes (or up to several days) before rolling into balls.
  6. Roll the dough into small balls and then roll the dough balls in granulated sugar. 

  7. Place on prepared sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes (don't over bake them if you want a soft, chewy cookie).

  8. Remove the cookies to a cooling rack and allow to cool completely. Frost with cinnamon cream cheese frosting, if desired. Store in an air-tight container, or in the freezer (they freeze really well!)
Nutrition Facts
Ginger Molasses Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 126 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 149mg 6%
Potassium 67mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 16g 5%
Sugars 8g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 3.8%
Calcium 1.2%
Iron 3.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.