Ginger Sugar Cookies

Ginger Sugar Cookies

Prep Time


Cook Time

12 minutes


Ginger Sugar Cookies

Try these ginger sugar cookies for the perfect holiday blend of classic flavors.

This recipe is part of the Virtual Cookie Exchange, courtesy of the Baker’s Bench and


  • 3/4 cup butter or shortening (I used butter)
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 egg (I used large)
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves (I omitted)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Sugar for rolling (I used turbinado)


  • 1 Cream butter and gradually add brown sugar. Continue to beat until fluffy.
  • 2 Add egg and molasses to butter mixture. Beat until evenly blended.
  • 3 Combine flour with baking soda, spices, and salt. Gradually add to butter mixture, beating until all the dry ingredients are incorporated. Refrigerate dough for 1 hour.
  • 4 Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Roll the dough into small balls and dip the tops into sugar. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or grease with butter. Place balls of dough at least 3 inches apart on prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle each cookie with 2 or 3 drops of water and bake at 375 degrees F for 10 to 12 minutes, until firm.
  • 5 Let sit on baking sheet for 1 minute, then remove to racks to cool.


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