Best Ever Ginger Cookies

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

Based on the famous Ginger Cookies from The Planet Bakery in Peterborough, ON, these are so good that people will always ask you for the recipe. So moist!


  1. Cream together brown sugar, butter, and molasses. Beat in the egg.
  2. In a separate bowl sift together flour, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves.
  3. Add flour mixture to brown sugar mixture and mix thoroughly. Roll into balls, dip in white sugar.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Most Helpful

I just finished making these. The batter was much to soft to roll into balls.....perhaps chilling time was left off the recipe? Not having the time to try chilling today, I put heaping teaspoons on parchment lined sheets and sprinkled sugar on top. Baked for 8 minutes. They turned out just fine and have that wonderful ...take me back to grandmas kitchen flavor! I will make them again.

debby.saylor April 01, 2009