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festive ginger molasses cookies

(11 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Elizabeth Lancaster
Lincoln, NE

The Christmas season is in full swing already! We are having our Christmas party a week before Thanksgiving since we have such a blessed large family. So I need some different types of cookies and I came across these beautiful cookies and had to make them. And I'm so glad I did, my Aunt Bea LOVED them! Hope these find their way to your next Christmas get-together. Enjoy!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

These molasses cookies are yummy and adorable. Soft and chewy, they're the perfect cookie for Christmas. They taste like gingerbread but not as strongly spiced. The white chocolate dip complements the ginger and spices perfectly. Sprinkles make this cookie very festive. Super easy to make, these would be great if you're going to a cookie exchange or want to make a gift.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(11 ratings)
yield 25 -30
prep time 30 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For festive ginger molasses cookies

  • 2 c
    brown sugar
  • 2 lg
  • 1/2 c
    light molasses
  • 1 1/4 c
  • 2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 2 tsp
    ginger, ground
  • 2 tsp
    cinnamon, ground
  • 1 tsp
    cloves, ground
  • 4 1/2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 c
    sugar, for rolling
  • 24 oz
    white almond bark
  • candy sprinkles

How To Make festive ginger molasses cookies

Test Kitchen Tips
If you have an issue finding light molasses, mix a little corn syrup to cut the molasses.
  • Oven set to preheat.
    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Brown sugar, eggs, and molasses combined in a bowl.
    In a large mixing bowl, combine the brown sugar, eggs, and molasses; mix well.
  • Shortening, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves added to the bowl.
    Add the shortening, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves. Mix well.
  • Slowly adding flour to the bowl.
    Add the flour 1 cup at a time, mixing well.
  • Rolling balls of dough into sugar.
    Divide the dough into 1 inch balls. Place the sugar in a shallow dish. Roll the dough balls in the sugar.
  • Balls slightly flattened and on a cookie sheet.
    Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Flatten the cookies slightly.
  • Molasses cookies baking.
    Bake for 8-10 minutes (I did 9). Cookies WILL crack. Cool on a rack.
  • Almond bark melted.
    To decorate, melt the almond bark according to the package directions (I use the oven method, by placing the almond bark in an ungreased pan and baking for 10 minutes at 160 degrees F, or the lowest setting on your oven).
  • Cookies dipped in almond bark with festive sprinkles.
    Transfer melted chocolate to a small bowl. Dip each cookie into the chocolate, using a spoon to help cover each cookie halfway. Place the cookies on waxed paper. Add sprinkles and allow to dry completely.
  • Row of Ginger Molasses Cookies.
    These are super cute and festive! These will be at my Christmas parties till the end of my days. These are so classy looking and taste as good as they look. I hope you get a chance to try them for yourself. Merry Christmas and enjoy!