Chewy Ginger Cookies

  • 20 Mins

    Prep Time

  • 9-11 Mins

    Cook Time

  • 24


  • 146


  • 6g


  • 22g


  • 1g




  • 2¼ Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 Tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1 Tsp Baking Soda
  • ¾ Tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • ½ Tsp Ground Cloves
  • ¼ Tsp Salt
  • ¾ Cup Pasteurized, Unsalted Butter, room temperature
  • 1¼ Cup Sugar, divided
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Tbsp Water
  • ¼ Cup Molasses
  • GGluten:

    Use a cup-for-cup gluten-free flour instead of all-purpose flour.

  • DDairy:

    Substitute a plant-based margarine for butter.

  • EEggs:

    Substitute egg for ¼ cup of unsweetened applesauce.


  • 1.

    Wash Hands Wash hands with soap and water.

  • 2.

    Combine Dry Ingredients Preheat oven to 350° F. In a mixing bowl, stir together the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt.

  • 3.

    Combine Wet Ingredients In another mixing bowl, cream the butter and 1 cup of sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add the egg and then stir in the water and molasses.

  • 4.

    Beat Dry Ingredients into Wet Ingredients Slowly beat the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until well incorporated. To prevent foodborne illness, do not eat raw cookie dough.

  • 5.

    Roll Into Balls Add the remaining ¼ cup sugar to a small bowl. Shape dough into golf ball sized balls and roll in sugar. Place 2-inches apart on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Flatten slightly.

  • 6.

    Bake Cookies Bake for 9–11 minutes. Allow cookies to cool and enjoy!

  • 7.

    Wash Hands Wash hands with soap and water.

Recipe adapted from

Nourishment Notes


Ginger has long been used as a remedy to fight against nausea. Gingerol, the bioactive ingredient in ginger, may also be beneficial as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent.

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  • Use a Cookie Scoop

    Use a cookie scoop to portion dough and place directly on baking sheet without rolling in sugar.

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