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These Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies are easy to make, super-soft and chewy.

  • prep time: 15 MINUTES
  • cook time: 10 MINUTES
  • total time: 25 MINUTES
  • yield: 0 ABOUT 42-46 COOKIES 1X

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, softened to room temperature (not melted*)
  • 1 cup granulated (white) sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsulphured molasses
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 1/2 cups (639 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking soda*
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon salt

INSTRUCTIONS

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, soda, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and salt. Set aside.
  • Using a separate mixing bowl, either with a stand mixer or a hand mixer, cream together the softened butter and sugars on medium-high speed until the mixture is light and fluffy and a pale yellow color, about 2 minutes, scraping down the sides occasionally as needed. Mix in the eggs (one at a time) and molasses, and beat on medium-low speed until each is combined. Gradually add in the dry ingredient mixture and beat until it is evenly incorporated.
  • Transfer the dough to an airtight container and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or until the dough is completely chilled.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.  Line a sheet pan with parchment paper; set aside.
  • Roll the dough into small balls, about 1-inch in diameter. Fill a separate small bowl with sugar, and roll each ball in the sugar until it is completely coated. Place dough balls on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for about 8-10 minutes, until the cookies begin to slightly crack on top.  (They will crack more while cooling.)  Remove from the oven and let cool for 4-5 minutes. Then transfer the cookies to wire racks to cool completely.
  • Serve warm and enjoy, or store in a sealed container for up to 4 days.  Or freeze for up to 3 months.