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Soft ginger cookies

16 Jan

My love of baking started with cookies, and this has become one of my favorite recipes. They’ve got the gingery zing of a gingersnap, but are as soft as can be! ~ Paula


  • 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 4 teaspoons ground ginger*

  • 2 teaspoons baking soda

  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon*

  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves*

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1-1/2 cups butter (3 sticks), room temperature

  • 2 cups granulated sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 1/2 cup molasses

  • 1/4-1/2 cup diced crystalized ginger (depends on how spicy you want them to be!)

 * you  can substitute the ground ginger, cinnamon, and cloves for an equal amount of pumpkin pie spice.


1 In a medium mixing bowl stir together flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt; set aside.

2 In a large mixing bowl beat together butter with the 2 cups granulated sugar. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in eggs and molasses. Beat in the flour mixture and crystalized ginger, using a wooden spoon.

3 Shape dough into 2-inch balls using 1/4 cup dough. Place about 2-1/2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.

4 Bake in a 350°F oven for 12 to 14 minutes or until cookies are light brown and puffed. Cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool. Store in a tightly covered container at room temperature for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

makes two dozen 4-inch cookies