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Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies

The Tasteful Baker (Adapted from Dorie Greenspan)
These Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies are all things fall. Pure comfort in a cookie. There is nothing like a chewy cookie with a sugary, crackly exterior.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Cookies
Servings 15


  • 1 1/2 sticks 170 grams butter, softened (I used Kerrygold)
  • 1 cup 200 grams granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup unsulfured molasses
  • 2 cups 272 grams all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon I used Saigon Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoons ground cloves
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • Extra sugar for rolling I used Trader Joe's Organic Brown Sugar


  • In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  • Add egg, vanilla, and molasses. Mix until blended.
  • Whisk flour, spices, and salt together in a small bowl and add to butter mixture.
  • Beat just until blended.
  • Scoop into balls and roll in sugar.
  • Press each ball down with the bottom of a glass to flatten.
  • Place on a parchment-lined cookie sheet and bake at 350° for 9-12 minutes, depending on size of scoop used.