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Big, Chewy Ginger Cookies Recipe ~ Cookies for the Holidays

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Hello, fellow holiday bakers! As the festive season rolls in, what’s better than filling your home with the delightful aroma of freshly baked treats? Every year I try to share several delicious holiday recipes and at least one cookie recipe such as these amazing Eggnog Gooey Butter Cookies and these mouthwatering Christmas Kitchen Sink Cookies. This year, I’m sharing with you a recipe close to my heart – my much-loved big, 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 soft and chewy cookies are not just treats; they’re little bundles of holiday joy! With a slightly crispy outside and a warm, chewy inside these tasty cookies are packed with big ginger flavor. They’re the perfect blend of holiday cheer and homemade love!

Plus, they are easy to make, and are an excellent gift idea, too!

How to Make Homemade Ginger Cookies

Ready to bake some holiday magic with Chewy Ginger Cookies? The complete recipe, with all the details you need, is waiting for you in a printable recipe card at the end of this post.

But that’s not all! Follow along with my step-by-step guide below, complete with images, to make your cookie-baking journey a breeze. You’ll see each stage of crafting these delicious, spicy-sweet cookies, turning your kitchen into a festive wonderland!

Kitchen Tools You May Need

Below, you’ll find an array of essential kitchen tools and gadgets to help you effortlessly create these festive Chewy Ginger Cookies. Time to tie on your apron and dive into this delightful baking journey, where each tool plays a part in bringing these spicy-sweet holiday treats to life!

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  • mixing bowls
  • measuring cups and spoons
  • cookie scoop
  • baking sheets
  • wire rack

Ingredients You Will Need

Now it’s time to assemble all the necessary ingredients for our Chewy Ginger Cookies. Gather your supplies to infuse these cookies with that special holiday charm, preparing to mix, bake, and create a batch of warm, spicy-sweet delights. Let’s embark on this festive baking adventure together!

  • all-purpose flour
  • ground ginger
  • baking soda
  • ground cinnamon
  • ground cloves
  • salt
  • butter
  • white sugar
  • egg
  • water
  • molasses
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Instructions to Make Chewy Ginger Cookies

Prepare to blend creativity and culinary delight as we transform simple ingredients into delectable Chewy Ginger Cookies. Follow these simple steps, and soon your kitchen will be brimming with the irresistible aroma of these festive holiday treats.

Step One: Prep

Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line baking sheets with parchment paper for easy cleanup.

Step Two: Combine Dry Ingredients

In one bowl, sift together the flour, ground ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt. Set aside.

Step Three: Cream Butter and Sugar

In another larger bowl, cream together the butter and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy.

Step Four: Add Wet Ingredients

Beat in the egg, then add in the water and molasses and mix well.

Step Five: Merge Mixtures

Gradually add the sifted dry ingredients into the wet mixture.

Step Six: Shape Cookies

Using a cookie dough scoop, drop scoops of dough 2 inches apart onto a cookie sheet, and flatten slightly.

Step Seven: Sugar Sprinkle

Lightly sprinkle the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar over each cookie.

Step Eight: Bake

Place in the oven and bake for 8-10 minutes or until the edges just begin to brown.

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Pro Tip

The key to perfectly soft and chewy cookies is to pull the cookies out of the oven just a few minutes before they are completely cooked and allow them to finish cooking on the sheet.

Step Nine: Cooling Time

Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for five minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

And there you have it – your Chewy Ginger Cookies are all set to bring warmth and festive cheer to your holiday gatherings!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I store these cookies?

Keep them in an airtight container to maintain softness.

Q: Can I freeze the dough?

Absolutely! Freeze in small portions for easy baking later.

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


  • 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


  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.


Store in an airtight container to keep soft.

Nutrition Information:



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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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!


Tuesday 17th of December 2013

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

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