My incredible soft ginger molasses cookies are the BEST COOKIES EVER. I truly crave these perfect molasses cookies and I’m so happy to share my perfect recipe with you.

Ginger Molasses Cookies

It would be pretty tough for me to choose my all-time favorite Christmas cookie.

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I mean, I love snowball cookies, chocolate crinkle cookies and these easy holiday cake mix cookies, but there’s one special recipe that I’m thrilled to share. It’s these incredible soft ginger molasses cookies, and Y’ALL… you’ve gotta try this recipe!

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Soft Ginger Molasses Cookies Recipe - These melt-in-your-mouth ginger cookies are big, soft and delicious.

Soft Ginger Molasses Cookies Recipe

I simply adore soft, chewy molasses cookies. You can literally let your teeth sink into these babies.

The texture of these soft ginger molasses cookies is so perfect. I wish every cookie could be so dense, chewy and flavorful! It’s really difficult to eat just one cookie, but honestly, I don’t even try. I usually make these cookies around the holidays and it’s one recipe that I look forward to starting in about September.

Soft Ginger Molasses Cookies Recipe - These melt-in-your-mouth ginger cookies are big, soft and delicious.

As much as I adore really decadent Christmas cookies and treats, I love the simplicity of these soft ginger molasses cookies.

The flavor wonderful thanks to the spices and molasses in the recipe. These aren’t your average ginger molasses cookies—they are way better.

Soft Ginger Molasses Cookies Recipe - These melt-in-your-mouth ginger cookies are big, soft and delicious.

When I smell these soft ginger molasses cookies baking in the oven, it just feels like Christmas in my home. In fact, just thinking about making these cookies again makes me one to turn on some Christmas music in my office to start getting into the holiday spirit. I just love everything about this time of year!

Soft Ginger Molasses Cookies Recipe - These melt-in-your-mouth ginger cookies are big, soft and delicious.

Now, I’ve been going on and on about how much I love these soft ginger molasses cookies for Christmas, but, they are great any time of the year! :)

Another recipe I’ve been obsessed with this Christmas season is my incredible chocolate chip banana bread. You don’t want to miss this fan-favorite recipe!

Soft Ginger Molasses Cookies Recipe - These melt-in-your-mouth ginger cookies are big, soft and delicious.

I hope you LOVE these ginger cookies as much as I do. If you make them, please be sure to take a photo and tag me on Instagram and leave a comment below!

Our Favorite Christmas Cookies

4.48 from 48 ratings

Soft Ginger Molasses Cookies

Author: Crissy Page
Servings: 3 dozen


  • 2 1/4 cups all- purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter softened
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons granulated sugar for rolling


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl mix together the flour, ground ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and the salt; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, using an electric mixer cream together the butter and the sugars until light and fluffy. Add the egg, the tablespoon of water and the molasses and mix just until combined. Gradually mix in the dry ingredients scraping the sides of the bowl as needed.
  • Shape into rounded tablespoon size balls, roll in granulated sugar and place 2 inches apart onto cookie sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. All to cool for 5 to 7 minutes on the cookie sheet before transferring to a wire rack to cool.
Nutrition values are estimates, sourced from an online nutrition calculator. This information should never be considered a substitute for medical advice. Number of total servings shown is approximate. Actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes.
Course: Desserts

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  1. Tim Starks says:

    I will definitely be following your posts and trying out your recipes after seeing the first One you listed as being most important in your life is Jesus. Being in a generational line that spans five, going on six, generations straight for serving God is of utmost importance in that it fulfills what He says in His Word about “train up a child in the way he should go”. Thanks be to the living God Who sent His Son Jesus that we might have abundant life!

  2. Bonnie Beecy says:

    5 stars
    Awesome cookies!!!

  3. 5 stars
    These look amazing mine are cooling right now.
    I did not see how many it would make . I should 
    have doubled them.

  4. Bethany Eskro says:

    These look amazing!

  5. Valerie Burke says:

    Can I use salted butter and leave out the 1/4 tsp salt? Also do you grease the cookie sheets or use parchment paper?

    1. Hi Valerie, I think it would be fine. I suggest parchment or a silicone mat.

  6. Do these freeze well pre-baked?

  7. These turned out great! Thank you for sharing. The only problem with them is that I should of doubled the batch! LOL

  8. Trish Schneider says:

    5 stars
    Thank you for the recipe. I used blackstrap molasses and they turned out amazing. 

    1. Hi Trish, I’m so glad you loved these cookies! They are my FAVE!

  9. Tina Peterson says:

    These were delicious!! I usually have issues w my oven burning things so I baked them for 8 minutes and they were perfect. I made half the batch with raisins and half without. Delicious!!

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