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Big, Chewy Ginger Cookies Recipe ~ Cookies for the Holidays

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Chewy Ginger Cookies Holiday Cookie Recipe

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! And in my home that means it’s beginning to smell like it too, as I begin my holiday baking. Every year I like to give people a batch of homemade cookies, and this year I decided to make my favorite Chewy Ginger Cookies!

These big and delicious Chewy Ginger Cookies have a slightly crispy outside, and a warm, chewy inside. Plus they are easy-to-make!

These big Chewy Ginger Cookies are pretty easy to make. They have a slightly crispy outside, and a warm, chewy inside. Just remember the key is to pull them out of the oven just a few minutes before they are completely cooked and allow them to finish cooking on the sheet. Not only do the taste amazing, they make your home smell wonderful, too.

chewy ginger cookies

Chewy Ginger Cookies

These made-from-scratch chewy ginger cookies have just the right amount of spice. Plus, they are easy to make, and are an excellent gift idea, too! Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup margarine, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. In one bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and salt.
  3. Set aside.
  4. In another larger bowl, cream together the margarine and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy.
  5. Beat in the egg, then add in the water and molasses mixing well.
  6. Gradually add in the sifted ingredients into the molasses mixture while stirring.
  7. Using a cookie dough scoop, drop scoops of dough 2 inches apart onto a cookie sheet, and flatten slightly.
  8. Sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar.
  9. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges begin to brown
  10. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  11. Store in an airtight container to keep soft.
Yield: 24 small cookies

Chewy Ginger Cookies

Chewy Ginger Cookies

The perfect holiday cookie recipe! Big, chewy ginger cookies with just the right amount of spice! Easy to make, and an excellent gift idea!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup margarine, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. In one bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and salt.
  3. Set aside.
  4. In another larger bowl, cream together the margarine and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy.
  5. Beat in the egg, then add in the water and molasses mixing well.
  6. Gradually add in the sifted ingredients into the molasses mixture while stirring.
  7. Using a cookie dough scoop, drop scoops of dough 2 inches apart onto a cookie sheet, and flatten slightly.
  8. Sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar.
  9. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges begin to brown
  10. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes

Store in an airtight container to keep soft.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 144Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 79mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 0gSugar: 12gProtein: 1g

Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.

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Marlene

Monday 16th of July 2018

Is it really only 1/2 c. flour??? Seems like way too little for the amount of other ingredients.

Alaina Bullock

Thursday 19th of July 2018

Hi Marlene! Thank you for pointing that out! Looks like when I redid the post I messed up. The correct amount of flour is 2 1/4 cups. Thank you SO much for pointing that out! I have corrected it in the post. I hope you enjoy them, and would love to know how they turn out!

Hollybee

Tuesday 17th of December 2013

I am going to have to make these! They look so yummy!

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