These spicy ginger molasses cookies are soft, chewy, and have just the right amount of heat to give you everything you desire in a cookie – FLAVOR! Perfect for Christmas, New Years, or any other special occasion. Everyone will love these soft molasses ginger cookies, and that’s a fact!

Ginger Molasses Spicy Cookies! Cookies just like grandma used to make. Delicious and irresistible soft and chewy ginger molasses cookies with a delicious spicy kick! Get the recipe here! #cookies #ginger #molasses #cookie #recipe #holiday #christmas #yum

I get it, either you like molasses or you don’t. I happen to love molasses cookies. Though I find these cookies a little more ginger snap like, without the snap of course, the molasses is an added bonus. Rather than reverting to the classic chocolate chip cookies this holiday season, why not make a batch of these delicious ginger molasses cookies?

Ginger Molasses Cookies – Like Grandma Used To Make

I remember when I was a kid, having molasses cookies at my great grandmother’s house. We’d go over there almost every holiday. It was a great big shot-gun style home in the back cove area of Portland, Maine.

You’d turn the glass doorknob from the mudroom and walk straight into the living room. Flanked by grandma-esque floral patterned furniture and doily covered coffee tables, there stood a big ole’ Christmas tree all decorated with a million strands of tinsel and big bright Christmas lights.

The aroma of cookies wafted throughout the house, emanating from the big galley kitchen in the back. The entire extended family would be there, sitting around and snacking on cookies, crackers and cheese. Of course she always had a fresh batch of ginger or molasses cookies ready to go.

Though these ginger molasses cookies are not the same as great grandmother’s, they do remind me of going to her house for Christmas.

I remember one time it seemed like midnight, but I’m sure it was only 5pm. We played football with cousins, whom we didn’t know, for hours in a snowstorm. It was one of those snowy nights where the snow made everything silent, and the street was only illuminated by the front porch lights and Christmas decoration lighting.


Yes, it was like a movie scene – yellow dimly lit street, snow falling, kids playing, old people inside sipping spiked eggnog…

Then of course we were called in for cookies and non-spiked eggnog. My family made the best desserts too. Always weird appetizers, finger foods, and other dishes that no one really seemed to like, but the desserts were great! (haha!)


Anywho, enough of my rambling. Let’s make these delicious spicy ginger molasses cookies!

Spicy ginger molasses cookie recipe. A delicious hot sauce cookie recipe!

Spicy Ginger Molasses Cookies

Although these are not the same and I don’t have the family ginger or molasses cookie recipes, I’m working on tracking them down! Because I don’t have them, I just sent my sister a Facebook message to see if she can dig them up or find out who might have them! I’m sure these ginger molasses cookies taste just like the ones grandma used to make…just not my grandma. 😂

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups butter, softened – room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar + more for sprinkling on top of each cookie
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup molasses
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbs ground ginger
  • 2 tsp hot sauce (not a fan of hot sauce? Leave it out!)
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp salt

Directions

  • Whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and salt in a medium bowl and set it aside.
  • In your mixing bowl, use your mixer to cream the butter and sugars. Mix on medium-high speed for about two minutes to get a nice fluffy consistency. Clean the sides of the bowl as necessary.
  • One at a time, mix in the eggs, beating on medium-low until each is combined; then mix in molasses and hot sauce.
  • Remember that first bowl of dry ingredients we set aside? Now is the time for that. Gradually mix the dry ingredients and beat until incorporated.
  • Place cookie dough into a lidded container and refrigerate for two hours, or until the dough is completely chilled. We let ours sit for about 2 hours 10 minutes before baking the cookies.
  • TIP: Keep the dough refrigerated between batches.
  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Add about a 1/4 cup of sugar to a small finger bowl.
  • Roll dough into 1 inch balls, roll dough balls into the sugar until completely coated. Place sugar covered cookie dough balls onto the parchment prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake in your preheated oven for 8-10 minutes. Cookies will begin to crack on the top and will crack more after you remove them from the oven.
  • Sprinkle with sugar immediately once you remove them from the oven; allow to cool for 5 minutes and then transfer them to a cooling rack.
  • Serve warm or cool; store in an air tight container for several days.

Ginger molasses cookie recipe for the holidays.

Although these ginger molasses cookies not my great grandma’s recipe, they’ll become a favorite in your family!

Soft chewy ginger molasses cookie recipe. Make these recipes for the holiday or cookie swap!


Spicy Ginger Molasses Cookies - Chewy Deliciousness!

Delicious ginger molasses cookies with a spicy kick!
Servings: 4 dozen
Author: ScrappyGeek.com

Ingredients

  • 1 ½  cups butter softened - room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar + more for sprinkling on top of each cookie
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • ½  cup molasses
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 ½ cups 528 grams all-purpose flour
  • 4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbs ground ginger
  • 2 tsp hot sauce
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp salt

Instructions

  • Whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and salt in a medium bowl and set aside
  • In a mixing bowl, use a mixer to cream the butter and sugars. Mix on medium-high speed for about two minutes to get a nice fluffy consistency. Clean the sides of bowl as necessary
  • One at a time, mix in the eggs, beating on medium-low until each is combined; then mix in molasses and hot sauce
  • Gradually mix the dry ingredient mixture and beat until incorporated
  • Place cookie dough into a lidded container and refrigerate for two hours
  • TIP: Keep the dough refrigerated between batches
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F., line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Add 1/4 cup of sugar to a small finger bowl
  • Roll dough into 1 inch balls, roll dough balls into the sugar until completely coated. Place sugar covered cookie dough balls onto the parchment prepared baking sheet
  • Bake in preheated oven for 8-10 minutes. Cookies will begin to crack on the top and will crack more after they're removed from the oven
  • Sprinkle with sugar immediately after removing from the oven; allow to cool for 5 minutes and then transfer them to a cooling rack
  • Serve warm or cooled; store in an air tight container for several days

I’ve changed a few things and made this recipe my own, the original can be found at Gimmie Some Oven.

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