Soft & Chewy Ginger Spice Cookies

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Hi friends!  It’s been a while . . . months actually.  And in these past few months, I’ve totally been neglecting my blog.  But I’m back and I bring with me chewy, sweet, spicy, rub-all-over-your-face-as-you-inhale-them ginger spice cookies.

I know, what you’re thinking: ginger cookies in April (almost May)?!  It’s not even the season for ginger or spice.  But if you know me, or if you’ve been following my blog, you know that I LOVE GINGER.  I also happen to LOVE these cookies.  Not only do they boast a picture perfect crinkled exterior, they rock an incredibly soft and chewy interior.  Everybody, repeat after me: LOVE!

Ginger Cookie

These guys are the perfect accompaniment to a hot cup of joe.  Or, if you’re throwing caution to the wind, try sandwiching a scoop of quality vanilla bean ice cream between two cookies.  Trust me, however you choose to inhale eat them, you’ll definitely find yourself falling in love with every bite.   

Chewy Ginger Spice Cookies
Yields 24
Picture perfect, soft and chewy ginger spice cookies.
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
  1. 2 cups all purpose flour
  2. 1 tsp baking soda
  3. 2 tsp ground ginger
  4. 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  5. 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  6. 1/8 tsp ground all spice
  7. 1/4 tsp salt
  8. 12 T unsalted butter, at room temperature
  9. 1 cup dark brown sugar
  10. 1 large egg
  11. 1/3 cup mild (light) molasses
  12. 1/4 cup granulated sugar (for rolling)
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Prepare two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside. Place 1/4 cup of the granulated sugar in shallow dish and place aside.
  2. Whisk the flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, all spice, and salt together in a medium sized bowl. Set aside.
  3. Cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and molasses and beat until Working with about 1 tablespoon of cookie dough, roll into balls. Toss the balls of dough with the granulated sugar. Place on cookie sheets about 2 inches apart.
  4. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes (times will vary depending on your oven). Cool on a cookie sheet and allow cookies to firm up before serving.
  5. Enjoy!
  1. Baking times may vary. These cookies are done when they are cracked on top, but still appear to be soft in the centres.