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Ginger Spice Cookies

in quick and easy whole grain dairy free gluten free overnight guaranteed classic

Author: Julie Christopher

Ginger Spice Cookies Recipe

This recipe, a signature cookie at our Norwich, VT Baking Education Center, is a favorite of our marketing program manager, Julie Christopher. "The combination of molasses, ginger, cloves, allspice, and cinnamon dances in your mouth and leaves a lasting impression," she says.

The diced crystallized ginger and sparkling white sugar are must-haves for optimal results, and Julie recommends preparing the cookie dough a day ahead of when you plan to bake the cookies, allowing the flavors to blend and enhance one another.

At a glance

3 dozen cookies
Nutrition information


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  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, and spices. Set aside.
  2. In a separate large bowl, beat together the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in the egg, crystallized ginger, and molasses.
  4. Add the dry ingredients, beating gently until evenly blended.
  5. Cover the bowl and chill the dough for a minimum of 10 to 15 minutes; overnight refrigeration is preferable, if you have the time.
  6. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Lightly grease two baking sheets, or line with parchment paper.
  7. Shape the dough into 1" balls, and roll each ball in sparkling sugar.
  8. Place the balls of dough 2" to 3" apart on the prepared pans.
  9. Bake the cookies in the center of the oven for 10 to 15 minutes, until they're golden and set.
  10. Remove the cookies from the oven, and cool them right on the pans.
  11. Yield: 3 dozen cookies.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1 cookie (32g)
  • Servings Per Batch 36
Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 130
  • Calories from Fat 35
  • Total Fat 4g
  • Saturated Fat 2.5g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 15mg
  • Sodium 110mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 22g
  • Dietary Fiber 0g
  • Sugars 16g
  • Protein 1g

* The nutrition information provided for this recipe is determined by the ESHA Genesis R&D software program. Substituting any ingredients may change the posted nutrition information.