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Ginger Spice Cookies

Here we are, December 24th. You may still be needing to bake something sweet. This recipe is one that calls for basic pantry items, but the wonderful aroma from the spices will fill your home with an invitation to the kitchen, and after all isn't that where we all love to gather during the holiday season!

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 2 1/3 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp finely ground black pepper (this is a must in these cookies)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup cane sugar, for rolling dough in
  1. Cream butter. Add egg and beat. 
  2. Add both white and brown sugar and beat well. Add molasses and beat well.
  3. Measure all the remaining dry ingredients (except cane sure for rolling) into a large bowl and stir mix well.
  4. Add dry mixture into creamed butter mixture and mix until dry ingredients are blended in well and dough comes together.
  5. Cover dough and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to 12 hours. 
  6. Roll dough into 1" balls, roll in cane sugar and place on parchment lined baking sheets.
  7. Bake in 350ยบ oven and bake for 10-12 minutes.
  8. Remove to cooling rack to cool. Store in air tight container. 


  1. Oh so pretty Kathy! I always wish there was time to bake everything fresh on Christmas Eve - that's when it tastes the best. These sound wonderful. May your heart be filled with blessings on this Christmas Eve my friend!

  2. Ah, these look delicious!! I've been baking this morning, making English Toffee candy and Toffee Bar cookies - two favorites around here. I'll have to try these! Merry Christmas.

  3. Just wondering where to buy cane sugar...

    1. I got mine at Ten Thousand Villages, but I've purchased it in the baking isle at my local grocer. You can just use regular granulated sugar for rolling too. Merry Christmas.

  4. Merry Christmas to all the ladies who have given us so many recipes :)

  5. Are these soft baked?


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