Go Back
+ servings
Soft Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread Cookies

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Everyone raves about these soft gingerbread cookies! Even people who don't love molasses cookies or gingersnaps ask for this easy gingerbread cookie recipe! 
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 24 cookies


  • ¾ cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup molasses unsulphured
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon if you like a strong cinnamon flavor, increase to 2 tsp total
  • ½ tsp dried ground ginger if you like a strong ginger flavor, increase to 1-2 tsp total
  • Optional: granulated sugar to roll cookie dough balls in


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • First, mix together butter and sugar until light and fluffy, approximately 2-3 minutes with an electric mixer.
  • Next, add egg and molasses and mix well.
  • In a separate bowl combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and ginger, stirring to combine.
  • Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until well combined.
  • Form or scoop balls of dough that are slightly smaller than a golf ball. If desired, roll dough balls in granulated sugar after forming. Place them on a baking sheet approximately 2” to 3” apart to allow room for cookies to spread.
  • Finally, bake for 10-12 minutes, remove from oven and allow cookies to cool on baking for approximately ten minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.



Calories: 143kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 158mg | Potassium: 69mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 185IU | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.8mg
Tried this Recipe? Pin it Today!Mention @LoveFromTheOven or tag #LFTORecipes!