Total Time
1hr 51mins
Prep 1 hr 15 mins
Cook 36 mins

This cookie is for the true spice lover. I just love the smell of the house when they are baking and was so fortunate to be one of my friend Lisa's taste-tester's for this recipe (and of course promptly asked for the recipe). I can't remember how many this makes so yield time is estimated. I generally make my cookies using a smaller cookie scoop so we can enjoy them longer. Oh, and if you don't have a lot of time to make these, you can omit the chilling time and they will still turn out--I'm honestly not sure if I ever chill the dough when I'm making these...rebel, I know. ;-)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line 2-3 cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats.Combine the sugar and candied ginger in a food processor and grind until fine.
  2. Pour into a small bowl and set aside.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, wisk together the melted butter and brown sugar. Add the egg and molasses and mix well.
  4. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, and spices and sift into the butter mixture, stirring with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula to blend.
  5. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least an hour.
  6. Using a #20 cookie scoop or a 1/4 cup measure, scoop balls of dough, and gently flatten to form 2-1/2 to 3 inch discs.
  7. Roll each disc in the ginger sugar, and place on the lined cookie sheet, leaving about 3 inches between each cookie.
  8. Bake 12-15 minutes, until just golden brown around the edges, but still slightly soft. Do not overbake.
  9. Remove from the oven and immediately slide the paper or mat onto a metal rack to cool.
  10. I use a small cookie scoop for these to make smaller (and more!) cookies. Start out baking them for 8 minutes and then adjust the time accordingly.


Most Helpful

Not giving a star rating because I am not sure what might have gone wrong. These just did not work out for me at all. They were very doughy and I couldn't get them to set up at all. Will try again! The blend of spices was very mild for those who don't like sharp ginger cookies. Thanks.

Messy44 November 25, 2009

I knew these were destined to become a holiday cookie classic in our house after the first time I made them. I was never a fan of spice cookie until this recipe came my way. These are just dandy, I would not change a thing. Perfectly spiced and easy enough to make to have the kids help.

Kitchen Witch Steph December 02, 2008

Ginger cookies are one of my DH's favorite cookies and he loved these. My sons loved them as well! They came out perfectly for me with great ginger flavor. Just the right amount of spices in these. Made for Zaar World Tour 4 for the Tastebud Tickling Travellers.

Lainey6605 June 05, 2008

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