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These jumbo size cookies are bold and spicy with a crunchy sugary exterior, and a chewy center.

Ginger Molasses Cookies

  • Author: Little Sweet Baker
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 15 large cookies


These bakery-style ginger molasses cookies are bold and spicy with a crispy sugary exterior and a chewy center.


  • 3/4 cup (142g) vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup (220g) packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup (62ml) molasses
  • 1 large egg
  • 2&1/4 cups (282g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp (10ml) baking soda
  • 1 tsp (5ml) ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp (5ml) ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp (2.5ml) ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp (2.5ml) salt
  • 1/4 cup (50g) granulated sugar for rolling


  1. Preheat oven to 325F and line 3 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the shortening, brown sugar, molasses, and egg until combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt. Slowly stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined.
  4. Using a large cookie scoop or 1/4 dry measuring cup, scoop out rounded cookie doughs and roll them in the granulated sugar.
  5. Place the cookie balls onto the prepared baking sheets about 3″ apart and flatten slightly.
  6. Bake for 13-15 minutes or until cookies are puffed, cracked, and just set around edges.
  7. Let cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes before transferring to cooling racks.
  • Category: dessert, snack
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: American

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