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Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies

Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies with a crunchy sugar coating and an optional white chocolate topping. These cookies are perfectly spiced and they stay chewy for days. They freeze beautifully, too!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Ginger Molasses Cookies
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 25 -30
Calories 214 kcal
Author Allison - Celebrating Sweets

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup coarse sparkling sugar or turbinado sugar
  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2-3 teaspoons ground ginger depending on how strong of a flavor you want
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter softened, but still cool to the touch
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/4 cup unsulphured molasses
  • 2 cups white chocolate chips melted, optional
  • sprinkles optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone liners. Pour the sparkling sugar onto a plate. 

  2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, spices, and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar for 2 minutes, until smooth and creamy. Add egg, egg yolk, and molasses and beat until thoroughly combined, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed. Add the flour mixture and beat until combined. 

  4. Scoop the dough into balls (see note) and roll the balls of dough in the sparkling sugar (be generous!). Place the dough balls on prepared baking sheets at least 2 inches apart, they will spread quite a bit. Bake for 8-12 minutes (see note). Be careful not to overbake. The center of the cookie should still look slightly underdone when you pull them from the oven. Place the baking sheets on wire racks to cool completely.

  5. After cooling, the cookies can be dunked or drizzled in melted white chocolate. If you'd like you can also add sprinkles to the cookies while the chocolate is still wet. After adding the white chocolate I transfer the cookies to the refrigerator just until the white chocolate firms up. Store at room temperature.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from All Recipes

Nutrition Facts
Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 214 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Sodium 86mg 4%
Potassium 114mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 28g 9%
Sugars 19g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 3.9%
Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 4.5%
Iron 4.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.