Soft Gingerbread Cookies

  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield Yield: 24 cookies 1x
  • Category Category: Cookies
  • Method Method: Oven
  • Cuisine Cuisine: Dessert


These are the perfect soft gingerbread cookie! Soft and buttery with the perfect amount of ginger spice!


  • 3/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg plus 1 yolk
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup additional sugar for rolling


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
  2. In the bowl of stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment mix the butter and sugar together for 2 minutes on medium speed.
  3. Add in molasses and mix until incorporated.
  4. Beat in egg plus additional yolk, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon and cloves. Mix until smooth, scraping the sides of the bowl as necessary.
  5. Turn the mixer to low and add in flour until dough comes together.
  6. Using a medium (2- tablespoon) cookie scoop portion out the dough and roll into balls. Roll balls in extra sugar and place on baking sheet 2-3 inches apart.
  7. Bake for 9-11 minutes until edges are golden.
  8. Allow to cool on baking sheet for 3 minutes and then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.


store airtight at room temperature for up to 3 days

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