Soft Ginger Cookies

Soft Ginger Cookies

Give me a plate of soft sugar cookies, a hot mug of chai tea and a Snuggie, and I can pretty accurately describe my ideal fall day to you. Make it ginger cookies and you’ve sent me straight to heaven!

Soft, buttery ginger cookies with a kick of molasses and all the best fall spices are my favorite two-bite treat this time of year. Too bad they’re so easy to make… then I’d have a better excuse to stop making them!

My cookie lovin’ friends aren’t complaining, though.

Big Soft Ginger Cookies

I snatched up this scrumptious cookie recipe from AllRecipes, and I won’t deny it because 1) I’m not nearly a good enough baker to just make this stuff up, and 2) the reviews were amazing enough to send me tearing through my cabinets the same minute I found it!

Ginger Cookies Recipe

These spiced, soft cookies did not disappoint and honestly, I’ve never seen a dessert disappear faster from my kitchen. Who am I kidding, these were breakfast some days too!

Whether as a tasty treat to get you in the fall mood, or as a simple dessert for the Thanksgiving table, a stack of warm, freshly baked ginger cookies will hit the spot. Bust out the basic ingredients and get baking – you’re going to love these!

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Soft Ginger Cookies

Yield: Makes 30 cookies

Ingredients:

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground ginger
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 tablespoon water
1/4 cup molasses
1/3 cup granulated sugar

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon and cloves. Set aside.

In a large bowl, cream together butter and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, water and molasses. Gradually stir the dry mixture into the wet mixture.

Shape dough into walnut sized balls, and roll them in the remaining 1/3 cup of sugar. Place the cookies 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet, flattening slightly with the bottom of a measuring cup.

Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Enjoy!

Adapted from AllRecipes

      

37 Responses to “Soft Ginger Cookies”

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    Lynna — November 5, 2012 @ 8:10 am

    These look wonderful and delicious!

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    london bakes — November 5, 2012 @ 10:21 am

    I love soft ginger cookies & these look just perfectly delicious.

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    Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings — November 5, 2012 @ 1:35 pm

    Look amazing!

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    Loretta E. — November 5, 2012 @ 3:03 pm

    This recipe is so good! I just adapted it recently too! Mine turned out a lot darker than yours though.

    They look beautiful.

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    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — November 5, 2012 @ 3:27 pm

    I love soft ginger cookies and these look incredible!

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — November 5, 2012 @ 4:11 pm

    I love ginger in cookies. But I am a soft cookie girl, so ginger snaps just don’t do it for me. But these, these look perfect!

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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — November 5, 2012 @ 7:43 pm

    I’ve made these before too and they’re SO good! Mine came out so darker, though. Doesn’t matter. They were still delicious. :)

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    sarah k @ the pajama chef — November 5, 2012 @ 8:25 pm

    ginger cookies are amazing! these look perfect. :)

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — November 5, 2012 @ 8:43 pm

    gorgeous gorgeous cookies Georgia! They look just like my mom’s gingersnap cookies. Soft, puffy, and sparkly. LOVE the photos! :)

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    Cassie | Bake Your Day — November 5, 2012 @ 8:48 pm

    I love the flavor of ginger cookies but I always prefer a soft cookie to a crunchy one. These look like they would be perfect for me!

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    Elizabeth — November 5, 2012 @ 10:19 pm

    I’m not a big fan of ginger, but I love cookies that include it!

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    amy @ fearless homemaker — November 5, 2012 @ 10:25 pm

    These look wonderful – very similar to one of the cookies I received last year as part of the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap. I loooved those + bet i’ll love these when i make ‘em, too!

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    Sandra SECooking — November 5, 2012 @ 11:55 pm

    Much like you I could have cookies, coffee or tea and warm blanket with some cookbook in my hand and I am pretty set through whole winter! hehe Your cookies looks fantastic, I love your tempting pictures! Well done, Georgia!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — November 6, 2012 @ 12:08 am

    I could totally get on board with these cookies, a snuggie, and cold glass of milk!

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    yummychunklet — November 6, 2012 @ 12:39 am

    I prefer soft cookies, and ginger sounds great for cookies!

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    Val — November 6, 2012 @ 12:43 am

    Soft ginger cookies…oh my, my heart is skipping a beat!!! YUM

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    Aimee @ ShugarySweets — November 6, 2012 @ 12:56 am

    These are so pretty, and I bet they taste amazing too!

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    Blond Duck — November 6, 2012 @ 1:14 am

    These scream Christmas to me.

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    Lizzy Do — November 6, 2012 @ 2:34 am

    I have to make chewy ginger cookies every year for Christmas…my kids would revolt if I didn’t. Yours are picture perfect!! I wish I had one (or two) to go with my evening cup of tea :)

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    From Valeries Kitchen — November 6, 2012 @ 3:38 am

    I love simple cookies the best. Shortbread, sugar, snickerdoodles, etc. These fit right in my category. Must try!

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    Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes — November 6, 2012 @ 4:40 am

    That sounds like the perfect fall day to me, too! These cookies look amazing :)

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    Laurie {Simply Scratch} — November 6, 2012 @ 4:51 am

    Absolutely GORGEOUS! I love ginger cookies and especially when they are soft ones.. I’m not so much a fan of those hard ‘snaps’, unless they’re made into a crust! :)

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    Honey — November 6, 2012 @ 6:35 am

    Ginger cookies are such a great way to incorporate the fall flavors. They sort of remind me of biscoff, although that is more gingerbread, but still.

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    Susan @ Travel Deals — November 6, 2012 @ 1:34 pm

    Wow!! Cookies is one of my favorite ever!! if you want me to pick one option (Love Or Cookie) then I’ll definitely choose the second one for sure.

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    Pam — November 6, 2012 @ 3:52 pm

    I love soft ginger cookies… these look perfect!

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    Nicole @ Lapetitebaker — November 6, 2012 @ 6:30 pm

    I love ginger anything and these cookies look to die for!

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    Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies — November 6, 2012 @ 9:16 pm

    I’m a little bit obsessed with ginger. And I’m also obsessed with soft cookies! These look perfect. :)

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — November 7, 2012 @ 2:02 am

    I love a soft cookie, these look delish!

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    Kitcheninspirations — November 7, 2012 @ 8:27 pm

    I’m on a bit of a ginger cookie craze right now and these look just scrumptious. I will bookmark to try on the weekend.

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    Audra — November 8, 2012 @ 3:25 pm

    I am very familiar with the AllRecipes gem! IT is indeed the perfect soft ginger cookie! I am planning on making it again this year with some candied ginger bits tossed in. Your pictures look amazing of these. Can I have one right now?

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    Melissa @IWasBornToCook — November 9, 2012 @ 4:46 am

    These look so good! It’s almost as if I can smell them through the screen :)

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    Ashley's Cooking Adventures — November 9, 2012 @ 1:02 pm

    Your photos are gorgeous and make my mouth water! Never made ginger cookies but have always wanted to!!

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    Magic of Spice — November 11, 2012 @ 1:49 am

    These are just perfect for the season…love the flavors!

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    Carolyn — November 13, 2012 @ 6:10 pm

    I came over to find your tomato soup that CA Tomatoes mentioned on Twitter, but these distracted me before I got there… :)

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    Max @CupOfSeider — November 22, 2012 @ 8:50 pm

    Making these now for a fundraiser Saturday. Hope I can resist eating them :)

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    Ginny Dixon — December 4, 2012 @ 2:26 am

    I made these yesterday and they were awesome! They almost taste like an oatmeal cream pie in a cookie. I’ll definitely make these again. Thanks for the recipe.

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    Megan — November 23, 2013 @ 2:24 pm

    If you store these cookies with a slice of bread they will stay soft longer.

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