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Chewy Molasses Ginger Cookies

Blue Ribbon Chewy Molasses Ginger Cookies

Perfectly flavored, Blue Ribbon Chewy Molasses Ginger Cookies have a snap from the sugar on the outside but are soft, luscious, and chewy on the inside.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American/Southern
Keyword chocolate cookies, ginger, molasses
Prep Time 1 hour 2 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 2 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 3 minutes
Servings 20 cookies
Calories 111kcal
Author Paula


  • 1 and ¾ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons butter softened
  • 8 tablespoons granulated sugar divided
  • ¼ cup brown sugar dark or light, packed
  • 1 large egg at room temperature
  • ¼ cup molasses


  • Combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda, ginger,  baking powder and salt in a small bowl.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer beat together butter 5 tablespoon sugar and brown sugar for 2 to 3 minutes, until fluffy.
  • Add the egg, and beat for 30 seconds.
  • Mix in molasses.
  • When molasses are incorporated, slowly add flour mixture, until everything is just combined.
  • Cover and chill the dough for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Using a 1 to 1 and 1/2 inch spring release scoop, scoop balls of dough about and roll each ball in the remaining 3 tablespoons of sugar.
  • Place cookie dough on a lined baking sheet and bake for 12 to 14 minutes, or until the cookies are crisp around the edges and set in the center.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cook 2 minutes before removing them from the cookie tra to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • If frosting or dipping the cookie in chocolate, allow them to cool completely.


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Calories: 111kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 88mg | Potassium: 86mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 103IU | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg