Grandma's Molasses Ginger Cookies

Soft and chewy, Grandma's molasses ginger cookies will have everyone asking for more. Recipe courtesy of Sue Hoagland.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 30 mins
48 cookies


  • 1 ½ cups sugar, plus more for sprinkling

  • 2 sticks butter, softened

  • ¾ cup Grandma's® Original Molasses

  • 1 egg

  • 1 teaspoon Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract

  • 3 cups flour, plus more for dusting

  • 1 teaspoon Clabber Girl® Baking Soda

  • 1 teaspoon Clabber Girl® Baking Powder

  • 1 teaspoon Spice Islands® Ground Nutmeg

  • 1 teaspoon Spice Islands® Ground Cloves

  • 1 tablespoon Spice Islands® Ground Ginger

  • 1 tablespoon Spice Islands ® Ground Saigon Cinnamon


  1. In a large bowl, whip together sugar, butter, molasses, egg, and vanilla. Mix in flour, baking soda, baking powder, nutmeg, cloves, ginger, and cinnamon until dough comes together. Wrap well and refrigerate 8 hours to overnight.

  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  3. Roll cookie dough into 1-inch balls and roll in sugar to coat. Arrange on rimmed baking sheets. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Substitute margarine for butter, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

110 Calories
4g Fat
18g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 48
Calories 110
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 47mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 6mg 0%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 12mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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