12 Days of Christmas Cookies: Ginger Molasses Cookies

12 Days of Christmas Cookies: Ginger Molasses Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies are great. Peanut butter cookies are amazing. But my all time favorite Christmas cookie? Ginger Molasses Cookies!

Maybe it’s because people only make them around Christmas and that makes them more special. One bite of these chewy, gingery, clovey little bites of heaven immediately puts me in the holiday spirit.

I make these cookies almost every year, so I’m surprised they haven’t shown up on the blog yet (I think I may have missed them last year– tragic). When I decided to take on the challenge of baking 12 batches of cookies this year, these were on the top of the list. They may not be super fun and unique, but they are a great classic cookie and one I wouldn’t leave off this list!


  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Additional sugar, for rolling
Read the whole recipe on Flying on Jess Fuel