Spiced Ginger Molasses Cookies

14 minutes
20 minutes

These slightly chewy ginger cookies are a classic! They do spread quite a bit so be sure to leave about 2 inches of space between each cookie ball when you’re baking.


  • ¾ cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cloves
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • Sugar for rolling


  1. Preheat oven to 325.
  2. Cream together butter and sugar until fluffy. Add in egg and molasses and mix well.
  3. Sift together flour, baking powder and spices. Gradually add dry ingredients to butter mixture until fully incorporated.
  4. Shape dough into 1 inch balls and roll each ball in sugar.
  5. Place 2 inches apart on a greased or parchment lined baking sheet. Bake at 325 for 12-15 minutes or until golden and the surface is cracked and crinkly.
  6. Cool on sheets for at least 10 minutes before moving to wire racks to cool completely.

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