Ginger Molasses Cookies

Ginger Molasses cookies

This is a crispy molasses flavored cookies. Easy to bake and it is similar to the ginger breadman cookies.

It fills the room with spices and molasses as it bakes. I used unsulphured molasses for this recipe.


  • Unsalted butter – 1/3 cup, at room temperature
  • Light brown sugar – 1/2 cup, firmly packed
  • Egg – half an egg, beaten
  • Unsulphured molasses – 1/4 cup
  • All purpose flour – 1 cup
  • Baking soda – 3/4 tsp
  • Salt – 1/8 tsp
  • Ground Ginger – 1/2 tsp
  • Ground Cinnamon – 1/2 tsp
  • Ground Cloves – 1/8 tsp
  • Ground Nutmeg – 1/8 tsp


  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, beat the butter and light brown sugar until creamy.
  • Add the egg and molasses and mix until smooth.
  • In another bowl, mix the flour, baking soda,ginger,cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg.
  • Add the flour mixture to the molasses mixture and mix till well combined.
  • Place 1 tbsp of dough on the cookie sheet, 2 inches apart and bake for 12 minutes.
  • Rotate the tray in between.
  • Remove the cookie sheet from the oven and let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes.
  • Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.


  • To prevent the molasses from sticking to the measuring cup, coat the cup with oil.
  • 1 cup of molasses can be substituted with 1 cup honey; or 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar; or granulated sugar plus 1/4 cup liquid (water or other liquid called for in recipe); 1 cup dark corn syrup; or 1 cup pure maple syrup. But the taste of the cookies will not be the same. I have always used molasses and have never used the substitutes.

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