Ginger Cookie Recipe

Our friend Brookie had the most inviting apartment in college, it was always the gathering place on a hot summers night, and a freezing winters eve.

She’d often whip up treats, and this ginger cookie was my absolute fave. Now fall just isn’t fall without a batch, a gossip fest and a cup of hot chocolate!

boxwood clippings_ginger cookie recipe


You Will Need: 

(makes 7-8 dozen)

2 cups of brown sugar

1 1/2 cups of butter

2 eggs

1/2 cup of molasses

1/2 tsp of salt

4 1/2 cups of flour

4 tsp of baking soda

1 tsp ground cloves

2 tsp of ground ginger

2 tsp of ground cinnamon


How To Make:

Cream sugar and butter together. Then add eggs and molasses and mix well.

Mix all dry ingredients in a separate bowl, then add slowly to butter mix.

Chill in refrigerator for several hours.

Then roll into 1″ balls, roll in sugar and place on greased baking sheet.

Softly press with palm of hand to flatten gently.

Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 min.


Although this cookie is my fall fave, I think it’s also perfect to leave out for Santa, it smells and tastes so good he’ll take the whole plate and not just a nibble!

Thanks for sharing Brookie!

4 Responses to “Ginger Cookie Recipe”

  1. Lindsay Says:

    Love this! This is still my favorite ginger/molasses cookie recipe. Every time I make them, people love them and I think fondly of Santa B. Good memories! Love your blog!

  2. LB Says:

    I love ginger cookies! I’ll have to give this a try. :)

  3. Plum Pretty Sugar Says:

    Oh how lovely – what a treat!


  4. Christina Says:

    These look wonderful- adding to my ‘must try’ file. Would one of you please contact me – Cindy S sent me your way.