The Ultimate Ginger Cookie

The Ultimate Ginger Cookie

The Ultimate Ginger Cookie

I used to only make ginger-flavoured cookies around the holidays until I tried this recipe. Made with both ground and crystallized ginger this cookie boasts a ton of great flavour. These cookies are great to have with afternoon tea and make a nice addition to a cookie tray when serving an assortment of traditional favourites such as chocolate chip and peanut (or soy nut) butter cookies.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 28 minutes
Total Time 43 minutes
Course dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 30 cookies
Calories 130 kcal


  • 2 baking sheets
  • parchment paper-optional
  • hand mixer or KitchenAid mixer


  • cups unbleached all-purpose flour For a slightly firmer cookie use 2½ cups of all-purpose flour
  • tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp table salt
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • cups granulated sugar-divided 1 cup for the cookie dough, ¼ cup for rolling dough balls in before putting on cookie sheet
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup molasses unsulphured if you can find it
  • tbsp crystallized ginger finely chopped


  • Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, ground ginger, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat the butter and one cup of the sugar on medium speed until blended.
  • To the butter sugar mixture, add the egg, molasses, crystallized ginger and beat well.
  • Add the dry ingredients and mix on low speed until blended.
  • Put the rest of the sugar in a bowl. You will use this bowl to roll the cookie dough balls in.
  • Form the dough into 1" dough balls and roll in the reserved ¼ cup of sugar to coat the outside of the dough ball. Set the dough balls onto the parchment lined cookie sheets 1½-2" apart. The cookies will spread.
  • Bake in the 350°F oven for 12-14 minutes.
  • Keep the cookies on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes and then move to a cooling rack to cool completely.


Calories: 130kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 1gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 66mgPotassium: 57mgFiber: 1gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 151IUCalcium: 9mgIron: 1mg
Keyword cookies, crystalized ginger, ginger
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