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an image of balls of unbaked dough and baked Ginger Cookies with molasses

Easy Made Best Ever Molasses Ginger Cookies

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  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 60 minutes
  • Yield: ± 40 depending on size
  • Category: Cake, Cupcakes, Cookies and Tarts


This ginger cookie is loaded with molasses and has a rich ginger flavor and is the best ever you will find. Look at the super nice cracks it formed, nothing beats a beautiful, flavorful ginger cookie dipped in sugar and full of cracks.


Units Scale
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown demerara sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350C / 175F degrees.
  2. Mix the granulated and demerara sugar, oil, egg, and molasses until well-combined.
  3. Then using a wooden spoon, mix in the remaining ingredients until all the flour is absorbed.
  4. The dough will seem dry at first but will come together, so do not stress about it.
  5. If necessary, add 1-2 tsp of water.
  6. Use your hands to roll the dough into 1.5-inch balls (we used a 12.5 ml measuring spoon), then roll the balls in coarse sugar.
  7. Place balls on a parchment-lined baking sheet (slightly, very softly flatten them as they will spread on their own as well) and bake at 350C / 175F degrees for 10 minutes.
  8. Please don’t overbake these cookies! Max of ONE extra minute if needed.
  9. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking tray for 5 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  10. Enjoy!!
  11. They are superb and we will for sure make them again.


Prepared, tried, and tested by Esme Slabs and Corlea Smit of The Recipe Hunter: Tried and Tested Recipes from Home Chefs


  • Serving Size: 2
  • Calories: 72
  • Sugar: 7
  • Sodium: 80
  • Fat: 3
  • Saturated Fat: 0
  • Unsaturated Fat: 2
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 11
  • Fiber: 0
  • Protein: 1
  • Cholesterol: 5

Keywords: cookies

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