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Ginger Cookies

Soft Ginger Cookies Recipe AKA "Gingerdoodles"

These soft baked Ginger Cookies, or Gingerdoodles, are the quintessential Christmas cookie! Chewy, buttery and full of warm spices that everyone will love.
Course Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword ginger cookies, ginger cookies recipe, ginger molasses cookies, soft ginger cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Cool Time 5 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 36 small cookies
Calories 84kcal
Author Lauren



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cream butter and sugars together until light and fluffy. Stir in egg, vanilla, and molasses. Whip 1-2 minutes or until it turns a light brown color. Stir in remaining ingredients and mix until dry ingredients are just combined.
  • Roll a heaping tablespoon of dough into a ball and coat in granulated sugar. Place on silicone baking mat, lightly greased cookie sheet or parchment paper-lined cookie sheet.
  • Bake 7-9 minutes or until outside looks cooked but inside is still soft and gooey. Cool 5 minutes on cookie sheet before transferring to a cooling rack.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature. Store in an airtight container until ready to serve.


Calories: 84kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 88mg | Potassium: 47mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 85IU | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.5mg