Ginger Spice Cookies

Nor Mac


If you like some zing in your ginger cookie. These will be sure to please. I also included a few options to make the cookie your own. This is the way I make my ginger cookies. My family, friends, and neighbors love them. They look forward to the cookies every year. They have just the right zing . That ginger cookies should have. They also have candied ginger in them. That makes them even tastier. Eat them plain, sugared, or frosted. Enjoy!


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30 small cookies
20 Min
10 Min


  • 2 c
    sifted all purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 tsp
    baking soda ( reduce to 1 tsp for non crinkle cookies)
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    ground ginger powder
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cloves
  • 3/4 c
    softened salted butter
  • 1 c
    packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1
  • 2 Tbsp
    black strap molasses ( dark molasses)
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 4 oz
    container chopped candied ginger ( chop well in food processor)

  • ·
    the zest of 1 orange may be added to dough with ginger
  • 1/2 c
    granulated sugar or turbinado sugar to roll balls in before baking
  • 1/4 c
    chopped raisins added to dough

How to Make Ginger Spice Cookies


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    Line sheet pan with parchment paper, or grease pan well. Set aside.
  2. Sift the flour, ground ginger, nutmeg, clove, pepper, and baking soda together into a bowl, Whisk mixture thoroughly together. Set aside.
  3. In another bowl. Cream the butter til smooth and fluffy.
  4. Beat in the brown sugar until smooth.
  5. Beat in the egg, molasses, honey, vanilla, and ginger.
    ( optional, You may add-in orange zest or chopped raisins at this time)
  6. Whisk flour mixture again. Add flour mixture to butter mixture a little at a time while beating on low- medium speed. Then, mix all together well until soft dough forms. Do not beat on high speed.
  7. Refrigerate dough at least 1 hour before handling dough. The longer the better. You may also store in refrigerator for hours prior to baking.
  8. With your hands. Roll dough into 1-2 inch balls. (Optional roll balls in sugar before placing on a sheet pan.
    Skip rolling in sugar if you plan on icing your cookies later. )
    Place balls on a sheet pan. Bake at 350 degrees on center rack for 10- 15 minutes.
    ( for a soft cookie 10-12 minutes. For a harder cookie. 15-20 minutes)
  9. Cool slightly before moving to wire rack to finish cooling.
  10. Optional: You may decorate with your favorite royal icing recipe. The option is all yours.

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About Ginger Spice Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy For Kids

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