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Soft Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread Cookies

Everyone raves about these soft gingerbread cookies! Even people who don't love molasses cookies or gingersnaps ask for this easy gingerbread cookie recipe! 
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas cookies, cookies, ginger, gingerbread, gingersnaps, molasses
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 143kcal


  • ¾ cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ginger


  • 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. 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
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