Big Soft Ginger Cookies

I know you all think I have a sweets problem… Well, I do! :D

Hey! It’s Christmas peeps! I’ll check into WWA after the holidays (Weight Watchers Anonymous).

Anyhoo… Last week I was a guest of Amy at This heArt of Mine. I shared one of my favorite Christmas-cookie recipe for Big Soft Ginger Cookies.

They are the best, EVER! No, really… ;)

One of my fondest memories as a child was when my grandpa used to make molasses cookies for us at Christmas time. They were so yummy! I found this ginger cookie recipe at, and I have to say, it is very close to my grandpa’s recipe. So de-lish!

Trust me, you will not be disappointed with these cookies. We make them every year, and they are always a family fave!

Big Soft Ginger Cookies

2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon baking soda
¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground cloves
¼ teaspoon salt
1 ½ stick butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 tablespoon water or orange juice
¼ cup molasses
2 tablespoons white sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Sift together the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt. Set aside.

In a large bowl, cream together the margarine and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy.  Beat in the egg, then stir in the water and molasses. Gradually stir the sifted ingredients into the molasses mixture. Shape dough into walnut sized balls, and roll them in the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar. Place the cookies 2 inches apart onto a parchment lined cookie sheet, and flatten slightly.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.

To print this recipe click Big Soft Ginger Cookies.

They turn out just perfect. Crispy on the outside, nice and soft on the inside.

MMMM! Can’t you just smell all that ginger goodness!?!

We even made some into little gingerbread men…

These little guys just scream Christmas, yes?

Oh, and your house will smell Di-vinnnne while your baking!.

Go ahead, break out the Christmas music and bake up a batch of Yuletide delight! Your family will love you. For rillzzz! :D



Big Soft Ginger Cookies — 21 Comments

  1. Oh this has been pinned for sure!!! I just made a bunch of gingerbread stuff and have just the right amount of molasses and ginger to make a batch of these babies! Thanks for the great recipe idea. Stopping by from the weekend wrap up party but of course I am a loyal follower too. :)

  2. Ohhh, Stephanie! Those soft ginger cookies are my absolute FAVORITE kind of cookie to eat!!! You’re making me drool…can I come over and have a few? Please? :) Thanks for linking up at Shine on Fridays!

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