Molasses-Ginger Cookies


1 cup sugar, plus extra for garnish
1/4 cup dark molasses
3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 large egg
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
3 ounces crystallized ginger, cut into small pieces


In a large bowl or the bowl of a standing mixer, combine sugar, molasses, butter, and egg.

In a separate bowl, mix remaining ingredients. Add to the first bowl and mix well.

Form 3 logs, each approximately 8 inches long and 1-1-½ inches in diameter.

Wrap in waxed paper or parchment and refrigerate until firm.

Heat oven to 350º.

When dough is firm, remove wrap and cut into 1-inch rounds. Toss each slice in granulated sugar. Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.

Bake 8-12 minutes, depending on size of raw dough.


about 6 dozen cookies

Preparation Time

30 Minutes

Total Time

40 Minutes

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