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Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies

These chewy ginger molasses cookies are seriously soft, delicious and quick to make.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: dessert
Keyword: ginger molasses cookies
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 171kcal
Author: Karrie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 -1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2/3 cup molasses
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, using an electric hand mixer, beat butter, sugar, egg and molasses together on low for one minute, until xx?
  • Add baking powder, baking soda, flour, cloves, ginger, cinnamon and salt. Mix on low just until blended, do not overmix.
  • Roll into 1 inch balls. Then roll in sugar until all sides coated.

MAKE IT NOW

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place cookie balls after being rolled in sugar on a baking sheet, spacing 2-3 inches apart. Bake, one sheet at a time in preheated oven for 6 - 8 minutes, until edges of cookies are just starting to turn golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack for at least 5 minutes.

MAKE AHEAD & FREEZE

  • To bake first & freeze: Bake as directed above. Allow to cool. Then place cookies on a parchment lined baking sheet, without touching and flash freeze 30-40 minutes until frozen. Remove and transfer to gallon sized freezer safe bag. Seal, removing as much air as possible and freeze.
  • To freeze raw cookie dough: Place cookie balls after being rolled in sugar directly into a labeled gallon sized freezer safe bag. Seal, removing as much air as possible and freeze.

COOK FROM FROZEN

  • Place frozen cookie dough balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, spacing 2-3 inches apart. Let thaw for about 5 minutes while oven preheats. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Bake, one sheet at a time in preheated oven for 8 to 9 minutes, until edges of cookies are just starting to turn golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack for at least 5 minutes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 227mg | Potassium: 179mg | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 4.9% | Calcium: 3.6% | Iron: 6.9%