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Soft and Chewy Ginger Cookies

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Dessert
Servings: 36 cookies


  • 1-1/4 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 4 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 4 tsp Baking Soda
  • 2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp powdered or fresh ginger
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Cloves
  • 1/3 cup Sugar for rolling cookies


  • Mix butter on medium speed until creamy
  • Add in sugar and beat on medium until both are combined, about 2 minutes
  • Beat in both eggs on medium speed until combined
  • In a separate bowl, combine your dry ingredients: flour, salt, baking soda, ground cinnamon, ginger, and cloves 
  • Add half of the flour mixture to the butter mix and combine on medium speed.  Repeat with the second half of the flour mixture. 
  • Cover the dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. 
  • Remove the dough from the refrigerator and preheat oven to 350.  
  • Shape the dough into balls and roll in white sugar.  Place them on a cookie sheet prepared with parchment paper.  Make sure you space them out.  They are going to spread out.  
  • Bake 10-11 minutes
  • Remove from the oven and allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet