Ginger Spice Cookies

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  • Ingredients
    3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    1 tbsp. ground ginger
    2 tsp. ground cinnamon
    1-1/2 tsp. baking soda
    1/2 tsp. salt
    1/2 tsp. ground cloves
    2 cups granulated sugar
    1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
    3 EGGS, room temperature
    1/3 cup light unsulphured molasses
    1/3 cup turbinado OR granulated sugar
    1 tsp. ground cinnamon
    1 tsp. ground ginger

    Yields: 6-1/2 dozen cookies

  • Nutritional Information

    Per Cookie

    Calories: 72

    Total Fat: 3 g
    Saturated fat: 2 g
    Polyunsaturated fat: 0 g
    Monounsaturated fat: 1 g

    Cholesterol: 13 mg
    Sodium: 43 mg
    Carbohydrates: 12 g
    Dietary Fiber: 0 g
    Protein: 1 g
    Vitamin A: 83.5 IU
    Vitamin D: 3.3 IU
    Folate: 11.3 mcg
    Calcium: 6.7 mg
    Iron: 0.4 mg
    Choline: 7 mg


  1. MIX flour, 1 Tbsp. ginger, 2 tsp. cinnamon, baking soda, salt and cloves in large bowl.

  2. BEAT 2 cups sugar and butter in mixer bowl on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. ADD eggs and molasses; beat on low speed until blended. Gradually ADD flour mixture, beating until blended.

  3. REFRIGERATE, covered, until firm enough to shape, about 1 hour or overnight.

  4. HEAT oven to 350°F. MIX spiced sugar ingredients in small bowl. Work with 1/3 of the dough at a time, keeping remaining dough refrigerated. SHAPE dough into 1-inch balls; roll in spiced sugar mixture. PLACE 2 inches apart on parchment paper-lined or ungreased baking sheets.

  5. BAKE in 350°F oven until lightly browned, 8 to 10 minutes. COOL on baking sheets 5 minutes. REMOVE to wire racks; cool completely.

Insider Info

Mmm…smells like Christmas! Made with warm spices – ginger, cinnamon, cloves – these cookies are perfect for the cold winter months!

These delicious cookies are rolled in spiced sugar before baking for extra flavor.

Chilled dough is easier to handle and holds its shape better.