If you could capture the feeling of Christmas in one cookie it would be this one. The flavor will remind you of a ginger snap but even more delicious. The texture is soft on the inside and chewy for days after they’ve been baked. The cinnamon, cloves, and ginger will make your house smell amazing!
Soft and Chewy Ginger Cookies
- 1 ½ cups butter softened
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup molasses
- 4 cups flour
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground cloves
- 1 tsp ginger
- 1 tsp salt
- extra granulated sugar, for rolling
In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar until well blended. Add eggs and beat well. Add molasses, mix well.
Add dry ingredients to separate, smaller bowl. Mix dry ingredients well and add to wet ingredients. Mix cookies until a stiff dough forms. Chill 1 hour.
Shape into 1 inch balls, roll in sugar. Place on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 for 6-7 minutes. Cool on sheet for three minutes before removing to rack. Cookies should be soft and chewy.
I’ve been making these cookies since I was a little girl. It is one of the recipes I made sure I had when I left home. My mom loves these cookies and that helped develop my love for them. They have an amazing flavor and just make you want to curl up by a fire and read a book.
Ginger cookies can get a bad reputation because some gingerbread can be a bit dry and floury. Well you can banish those thoughts from your mind. The word “dry” will not cross your thoughts. Instead you will think things like, “Where have these cookies been all my life?,” and “Wow, I’m in Christmas heaven.”
We love all kinds of cookies, especially ones that come with traditions. What’s your favorite Christmas cookie? Let us know in the comments!