Everyone’s Favorite Ginger Cookies Recipe

If you have ever tasted ginger cookies, you can hardly forget this luscious, spicy, and crunchy taste. Well, if you haven’t tried it, then here’s a recipe for you – very simple, affordable by ingredients, and doesn’t require any special culinary skills. Ginger cookies will come in very handy for New Year’s and Christmas tables.

These cookies are super easy to prepare within no time, as the pungent aroma of spices will intoxicate your mind by the time you finish making ginger cookies.  The tantalizing golden color of cookies won’t let you resist them and will entice you to enjoy the taste of these palatable cookies.  Before jumping to the recipe, let’s read about some health benefits of ginger cookies.

Taking warm ginger snap cookies off the cookie sheet with spatula
Taking warm ginger cookies off the cookie sheet with spatula.

Ginger cookies have some nutritional value and help to boost your iron and manganese intakes. Iron not only produces energy but also strengthens your tissues by providing oxygen to red blood cells that they transmit to the tissues. The nutritionists suggest men and women must take 8 – 18 milligrams of iron regularly, and the required amount of iron is present in the ginger cookies. The ginger cookies also provide manganese to the body, which is another essential mineral for daily intake to boost metabolism. Gingerol, a chief bioactive compound in ginger, has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. It helps to reduce oxidative stress, which evolves due to the excess amount of free radicals in the body. So enjoy the cookies with a lot of health benefits

Everyone’s Favorite Ginger Cookies Recipe

Recipe by Addrecipes
3.8 from 85 votes
Course: Dessert


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  • 2 cups All-purpose flour

  • 3/4 cup Butter, softened

  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons Sugar, white granulated

  • 1 Egg, large

  • 1/4 cup Molasses

  • 2 teaspoons Ginger, ground

  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Baking soda

  • 3/4 teaspoon Cinnamon, ground

  • 1/2 teaspoon Cloves, ground

  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt

  • 1 pinch Black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 350° F (175° C).
  • In a medium-sized bowl and combine flour, ginger, cloves, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and black pepper together and set aside.
  • In large bowl, beat together 1 cup sugar and butter for 4-6 minutes until soft and light.
  • Add egg to butter and sugar mixture and beat for 30-40 seconds.
  • Add molasses, mix well.
  • Now sift dry ingredients into the wet mixture stirring gradually. Mix until well incorporated into a dough. Be careful not to over-mix. Refrigerate dough for one hour, or until solid enough to roll.
  • Make small size balls and roll them in remaining 2 tablespoons sugar. Place them on an ungreased cookie sheet at a considerable distance as they spread, and then flatten them with your fingers or a flat spatula.
  • Bake in batches in preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, until done. Transfer to a cooling rack. Serve when cool.


  • Don’t over mix the ingredients once dry ingredients are added.
  • Use dark molasses when you make ginger cookies because it gives a beautiful color to the cookies giving them an enticing look. 
  • Keep the remaining dough balls in an airtight freezer bag, be sure to squeeze out excess air.
  • If you want to make your ginger cookies crispy, don’t add baking soda.

How to serve?

When you have baked such delicious cookies, don’t serve them alone; enhance their taste by trying some variation in food choices. Give your folks and tummies a treat with perfect ginger cookies paired with some more flavorsome edible items.

Fresh ginger cookies.

Serve with a steaming cup of coffee or tea

A cup of tea or coffee relaxes you to the extent you feel like being in heaven. It shakes off the sluggishness as well as alleviates mental stress and body stress. And imagine relishing it with a box of delicious ginger cookies. It’s the perfect match ever. The crunch of cookies dipped in the hot tea or coffee will please you and your buddies immensely.

Serve with frosting cream

Once the cookies are ready, dress them in frosting cream to double the taste of this food. Tasty, crunchy cookies with soft frosting cream are the best combination to be loved and enjoyed. This new variation will amaze your family and friends, and they will acknowledge your best cooking skills, for sure.

Serve with Chocolate ice cream

There probably is none on the face of the earth who doesn’t like chocolate. And what if you serve it with your all-time favorite ginger cookies? This pair is completely irresistible. Serve your folks with this match and receive compliments for your innovative idea.

The aroma of spices, ginger, cloves, and cinnamon that filled your home when making these cookies will help create a festive atmosphere and feel the approach of something unusual, almost fabulous!

By the way, ginger cookies decorated with glaze are an excellent gift for relatives, friends, colleagues at work, and relatives. Pack the cookies in small boxes; tie them up with bright ribbons and give. I am sure that many will appreciate your work and the taste of these aromatic sweets!

Have a great tea!

Cook with joy, give with all your heart!

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7 thoughts on “Everyone’s Favorite Ginger Cookies Recipe”

  1. The 2ND paragraph under serving with chocolate ice cream lists nutmeg as one of the aromas of the baking COOKIES but I don’t see nutmeg listed as an INGREDIENT. Am I missing something?

  2. I’m going to use black strap molasses, because we love it, and try them with almond and a touch of coconut flour and monk fruit to make them keto!

  3. I think addng chopped crystalized ginger and some grated fresh ginger will make these cookies spicier and differentiate them from plain molasses cookies.


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