These easy chewy gingerbread cookies are so good and perfect this time of year! We've taken out the shortening and made a few revisions for a delicious holiday Molasses Crinkle cookie!
While these cookies have lots of names - ginger drops, ginger cookies, Molasses Crinkle Cookies, they are all a wonderful soft ginger cookie for the season.
Hello Friends! It's the prime baking season and we love baking treats this time of year. I am happy to say that shopping is nearly done and now it is all about baking and socializing. This is an update from a recipe I posted a few years ago and is still a favorite.
Today I am sharing an easy cookie recipe. These cookies are soft and moist and are great during the holiday season. They are one of my daughter's favorite cookies ever. These cookies are great for making gingerbread men and are known as molasses crinkles, as well.
Why You Will Love this Recipe
What is great about these cookies is that you can use them two ways. I like to use them for drop cookies and used the other half of the dough for a rolled cookie. These go great with a cold glass of milk.
They are perfect for cookie exchanges, desserts or cookies for Santa. Light and just chewy enough, they encompass everything spice and nice for the holiday season. We like to make cookie platters and take them to friends and neighbors during the holiday season.
Use parchment paper for easy cleanup.
Roll dough in sugar before baking for a nice crinkle-top
More Great Cookie Recipes
- Soft Snickerdoodles – light cinnamon cookies that are like air!
- Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe – delicious and perfect!
- Reindeer Cookies - So cute and easy to make!
- Iced Toffee Cookies - Delicious soft toffee cookie with a light icing.
- Crisp Christmas Sugar Cookies - A holiday favorite.
- Simple Lemon Cookies – light and just tart enough!
Easy Molasses Crinkle Cookies
Ginger Crinkle Cookies
- ¾ cup butter softened
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 egg
- ¼ cup molasses
- 2 ¼ cups flour
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
- ¼ teaspoons of salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ginger
- 2 tablespoons sugar for dipping dough
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Mix butter, sugar (except for that for dipping), egg, and molasses.
- Stir in remaining ingredients.
- Roll dough into balls about the size of a quarter in diameter. Roll balls in sugar before baking.
- Bake 10-12 minutes. Let cookies cool.
If you like, you can top with powdered sugar or frost with some buttercream icing. Even without icing these cookies are delicious.
What is your family's favorite cookie?
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These look absolutely delicious! I'm going to put them on my list of cookies to make! :)!
Thank you Sharon! I think you will enjoy them!
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Really easy cookie recipe. My kids would love making these. Delicious.
Thank you Amy, they are really simple and tasty too!
The Dose of Reality
OOOOOH!!! They looks so delicious. I really want to make these. I love a soft cookie. I feel like I risk breaking a tooth on the majority of Christmas cookies out there. Yum!!
LOL! Yes, I know what you mean - these are really soft!
These look great! Heading home for the holidays, and these will be perfect to whip up.
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Teri @ The Freshman Cook
Stopping by from Wicked Good Wednesdays. These look incredible! I will definitely be making these!
Thanks for stopping by Teri!
Bonny @ thedomesticatedprincess.com
I love gingerbread cookies, and this recipe sounds super yummy! I hope you'll link up to our Holiday Cookie Recipe Swap at http://thedomesticatedprincess.blogspot.com/2012/12/holiday-cookie-recipe-swap-week-4.html
Thanks for letting me know about the swap 🙂
Lynne @ 365 Days of Baking & More
I love gingerbread and it is so perfect for the holidays! I never would have thought to drizzle them with the icing though, great idea! Thanks for sharing them at Wicked Good Wednesdays! See you tomorrow!
Thank you Lynne! Yes, I will see you tomorrow 🙂
Good question! I like anything with sprinkles but I would say that Cassidy‘s favorite cookie is a gingerbread cookie. And having it all soft and perfect is the best.