Ginger and Spice Cookies Recipe -
Ginger and Spice Cookies Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Ginger and Spice Cookies

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"Soft cookies, with a touch of spice."

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Original recipe makes 5 dozen Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    45 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Cream the butter with the sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in molasses and eggs. Stir in vanilla. Sift together the flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and salt. Gradually stir into the butter mixture. Lightly cover a piece of wax paper with sugar. Drop tablespoon-sized pieces of dough onto paper and coat with sugar.
  3. Bake 14 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown. Let cool on wire racks.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 20, 2002

These cookies are a little less sweet than the usual molasses/ginger/spice cookie, so they're great with cocoa egg nog, or other sweet drinks. We made ours rolled in powdered sugar and about half the size in the directions. They end up like little spice cakes, very cute and welcomed at the office.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 28, 2010

Im really not sure what I did wrong. I just went back & read all the reviews again & everyone loved these cookies. I do not. I read & re-read the recipe. I followed it to a T. My batter was so dry I only made 24 out of the 60 cookies it was supposed to make. It wouldnt roll together & I got frustrated with it. I think this is a travesty in my house! Unheard of!


46 Ratings

Dec 04, 2003

My husband and kids loved these cookies. I also "thumb printed" a portion of the cookies and filled them with jam. My house smelled wonderful of ginger and spice.

Nov 21, 2006

I love making these cookies at Christmas time! Don't flatten them or overbake them though! They really are some of the best ginger cookies because they stay nice and soft!

Dec 04, 2003

Awesome recipe! Makes big, fat, flavorful cookies.

Dec 05, 2002

These cookies were really easy to make and yummy. My husband who normally doesn't like Ginger Cookies even liked them. They are best warm from the oven.

Nov 06, 2009

Delicious and simple, these came out better than I expected! I pressed them down a little bit and them came out with a crispy shell and soft inside. Even the bf, who doesn't like sweets and only crunchy cookies, declared these his new favorite. I sprayed the measuring cup with Pam before measuring the molasses so it wouldn't stick. Thanks!

Dec 12, 2006

These are a great soft, spicy cookie, and they disappeared in no time. A terrific Christmas cookie.


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  • Calories
  • 84 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 12.7 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 14 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 3.3 g
  • 5%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 1.1 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 39 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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