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SUPER SOFT GINGER MOLASSES COOKIES – Video

SUPER SOFT GINGER MOLASSES COOKIES – Video

These Soft Ginger Molasses Cookies are so good!  They are soft moist and full of flavor.

SUPER SOFT GINGER MOLASSES COOKIES - Video
Here it is! My favorite cookie in the world! They are full of fall spices. They are soft on the inside and a little crunch on the outside.

SUPER SOFT GINGER MOLASSES COOKIES - Video

 

These Soft Ginger Molasses Cookies smell so good, taste so good and are really soft.  In other words, they smell, taste and say “Christmas” with the molasses, ginger, cinnamon and cloves. What could be better?  I serve them three different ways.  Sometimes, I just fix a big soft ginger cookie which is great with a cup of coffee.  Other times, I love-making smaller cookies and stuffing them with a creamy marshmallow cream cheese filling.  I flavor it with either lemon or orange flavoring.  Both the lemon and orange go so well with these Ginger Molasses cookies.  However you serve them, you will see great big smiles.

“But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, a fragrant offering, a sacrifice acceptable, well pleasing to God.” Philippians 4:18 

These Soft Ginger Molasses Cookies have such a sweet fragrance.  They remind me of when we are nice and kind and show the love of God by our actions, we are like a fragrant offering to God.  This Christmas season when everyone is in a hurry and may not be kind, remember to try to be a sweet offering to God.  I cannot wait for you to try these cookies.  The sweet fragrance will be on your mind for a while.

Soft Ginger Molasses Cookies-Video
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Ingredients
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cloves
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 - ½ cups sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • sugar for dipping the tops of the cookies in before baking
  • Lemon or Orange Filling for the Ginger Molasses Cookies:
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup marshmallow cream (Spray measuring cup with a cooking spray. It really helps!)
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 2 teaspoon lemon extract (OR 2 teaspoons Orange extract)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine flour, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and baking soda and set aside.
  3. With an electric mixer, cream butter, and sugar.
  4. Beat in egg and the molasses (spray measuring cup with light cooking spray before measuring the molasses.)
  5. Add in the flour, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and baking soda.
  6. You may need to use a spoon to stir in all the flour. Use a scoop to form the cookie, I use 1 TB scoop for the small cookies and ¼ cup scoop for the larger cookies.
  7. Dip the tops of the cookies in sugar before placing them on the cookie sheet.
  8. Place them two inches apart on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or lightly sprayed with a cooking spray.
  9. Bake the small cookies for 10 minutes.
  10. Bake the larger cookies for about 14 minutes. Do not over bake. They will be soft to the touch.
  11. Allow to cool on a cooling rack.

 

Soft Ginger Molasses Cookies and video
Beat in Egg and Molasses
Dip each cookie in sugar and place on parchment paper on a baking sheet.
Dip each cookie in sugar and place on parchment paper on a baking sheet.

Soft Ginger Molasses Cookies

Big Soft Ginger Molasses Cookies http://recipesforourdailybread.com/2012/12/18/big-soft-ginger-molasses-cookies-stuffed-recipe-pictures/
Big Soft Ginger Molasses Cookies. Some stuffed with a lemon filling.  The Best Fall Cookie I have ever had!  I used a 1 tablespoon ice cream scoop for the little cookies and a regular size ice cream scoop for the larger cookies. 

Lemon or Orange Filling for the Ginger Molasses Cookies

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened

  • 1/4 cup marshmallow cream (Spray measuring cup with a cooking spray. It really helps!)

  • 2 cups confectioners sugar

  • 2 teaspoon lemon extract (OR 2 teaspoons Orange extract)

Use an electric mixer on medium combine the cream cheese and marshmallow cream until smooth.  Turn the mixer down and slowly add the confectioners sugar until smooth.  Next, add the lemon OR orange extract.

Use about 1 tablespoon of filling on one small cookie.  Put another cookie on top of the filling for the sandwich.

Baking Cookie Tips

  • Use butter and eggs at room temperature.  You should be able to leave a finger print easily in the butter.

  • Whip the butter, shortening, and sugars until light and fluffy.

  • Do not over mix the flour!

  • Mix in the dry ingredients just until you do not any powder and everything is incorporated.

  • Use parchment paper – I love parchment paper when baking.  Once you remove the cookies from the oven, just slide the parchment paper off the baking sheet with the cookies still on it.  This will allow them to cool.

  • Use an ice cream scoop when scooping out your cookies.  This way they will all be the same size and will bake evenly.

  • Freezing Cookie Dough – Scoop the cookies onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.  You can put the cookies closer together on the baking sheet when freezing them than when you are baking them.  If you scoop the cookie dough out first and then freeze it, you do not have a problem with the dough being as hard as a rock and you cannot scoop it out of a container.  After scooping out the cookie dough, place the baking pan in the freezer until the cookies are frozen.  Place frozen cookies into large freezer zip lock bags and store in the freezer.  This helps the cookies when baking.  The cookies do not spread out so much.  Also, you will have cookies on hand in case of an emergency.

  • Do not over cook your cookies.  Once you remove the cookies from the oven, they will continue to bake.

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28 Responses to SUPER SOFT GINGER MOLASSES COOKIES – Video

  1. Good Morning!
    This is my first time to your site and I’m glad I had a pin pop up on Pinterest to get me here!
    I’m a big fan of ginger and molasses cookies so this recipe is very appealing😃 Looking at the great photos of the recipe in progress, I am wondering if you flattened the dough balls after you dipped them into the sugar…picture looks like it, but the recipe doesn’t mention that step. Thanks for your help and have a blessed Advent and Christmas!

    • Ally,

      I am glad you for my blog Recipes for our Daily Bread and especially these Soft Ginger Molasses Cookies. They are really easy to make and FANTASTIC. I cannot express to you how much I love these cookies. Anyway, I did lightly press them down with the bottom of a glass.

      My husband still like my Ginger Snap cookies the best but I love a soft cookies. Both cookies are full of super delicious spices.

      Thank you for leaving me a comment. I hope you will consider following my blog by receiving my newsletters once a week. If you are looking for a great vacation, check out my travel blog. ouramericantravels.com

      Many Blessings,
      Diane Roark
      recipesforourdailybread.com
      ouramericantravels.com
      Diane Roark recently posted…HOW TO MAKE EASY DEEP DISH BBQ CHICKEN SKILLET PIZZAMy Profile

    • Katie,

      I am excited to participate in your Christmas Cookie Swap Link Party. Thank for you allowing me to be apart of it. Thank you also for stopping by and checking out my Big Soft Ginger Molasses cookies and Ginger Snap cookies.

      I hope you are doing well and I look forward to getting to know you.
      Blessings Always,
      Diane Roark

  2. I recently found out that molasses cookies are my mom’s favorite- I have no idea why I never knew that! So I will definitely give these a try and share them with her. Also, I love your reminder about being a fragrance.

    • Jamie,

      These Molasses cookies are full of spices, soft on the inside, and have a little crunch on the outside. They are one of my favorite cookies.

      Thank you so much for stopping by. I am truly glad that God allow us to connect.
      Blessings and have a GREAT CHRISTMAS!
      Diane Roark

    • Lisa,

      These cookies are one of my all time favorites. They do have a lot of spices in them including Ginger. They are soft on the inside and have a little crunch on the outside.
      Thank you again for stopping by.
      I am glad you found my bog.
      Blessings, Diane Roark

    • Stacey,

      Thank you so much for pinning these Soft Ginger Molasses cookies. They are really one of my favorite cookies. This cookies are soft on the inside but has a little crunch on the outside and they are full of spices.
      Thank you so much for visiting my blog. You can see my ROUNDUP REVIEW POST for this past week:
      http://recipesforourdailybread.com/2013/12/08/roundup-review-week-end-120713/

      I am a Southern Food & Travel blogger & a Christian. I blog about RECIPES, RESTAURANT REVIEWS, FAITH, FAMILY, TRAVEL EXPERIENCES & GIVEAWAYS.

      I would love for you to follow my blog by entering your e-mail on the top right hand corner of my homepage.

      Blessings and have a great week!
      Diane Roark

  3. Molasses cookies always remind me of my grandma and holiday baking! Thanks for linking up with Let’s Get Real this week! I don’t think I’ve ever visited your site before, and I’m going to go explore a bit 🙂

    • Linda,

      These Ginger Molasses cookies are so soft and full of spices. Thank you for stopping by and commenting. If you make these cookies, please let me know what you think.
      I am a Southern Food & Travel blogger & a Christian. I blog about RECIPES, RESTAURANT REVIEWS, FAITH, FAMILY, TRAVEL EXPERIENCES & GIVEAWAYS.

      I would love for you to follow my blog by entering your e-mail on the top right hand corner of my homepage.

      Blessings and have a great week!
      Diane Roark

  4. I’ve made these before and my boys love them! I’d like to freeze some of the dough. Would you freeze the dough in scoops like your other cookies? When would you dip tops in sugar – before freezing or thaw them and then dip in sugar? Thank you!

    • Anne,

      Thank you so much for stopping by. You have a great question. I truly LOVE these cookies. They are full of fall spices. I have made them, rolled them in sugar and then froze the cookies on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. After they are frozen, I put the cookies in a large zip lock bag. I have found that If I put the sugar on the cookies before freezing them, I do not have to wait until they thaw to bake. I just take cookies out of the freezer, put them on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Then bake them. You will have to bake frozen cookies a few extra minutes. When you see the cookies start to brown around the edges, put them out of the oven. They will continue to bake some. These cookies are meant to be soft and not crispy like a gingersnap cookie.
      If you take the cookies out of the freezer and let them thaw, you could put the sugar on them. Either way, will work. I hope this helps!

      Check out my homepage http://www.recipesforourdailybread.com. You will see in the rotating pictures at the top of my blog 3 GIVEAWAYS I currently have on my blog.

      I am a Southern Food & Travel blogger & a Christian. I blog about RECIPES, RESTAURANT REVIEWS, FAITH, FAMILY, TRAVEL EXPERIENCES & GIVEAWAYS. I would love for you to follow my blog. You can enter your e-mail address at the top right hand corner of any post.

      Blessings and have a great week!
      Diane Roark

    • Janet,
      I was just thinking about making these Soft Ginger Molasses cookies and updating the pictures. I got a new camera this past spring. I will also update the amount of cookies the recipe makes. I am having to tell you from my memory but I really think the recipe made 20 cookies for the large ones and 40 cookies for the smaller ones. The smaller ones are great with a filling. I use my 1 tablespoon ice cream scoop to make them all the same size. I truly enjoy these cookies. Please let me know what you think.
      I will be giving away a Gooseberry Hometown Harvest Cookbook starting on 10/30/13. It has a great Gingersnaps recipe in it which I just made. They are similar in taste but are more crunchy. Both of these recipes are wonderful and perfect for this fall and winter.
      Thank you so much for stopping by!
      Blessings,
      Diane Roark

  5. Hello– I just found this blog by God’s Grace.
    What a sweet and wonderful site! These soft ginger cookies look amazing. I was in France recently, and bought a container of wonderful-looking french cloves.
    I am not a very experienced baker, but I will have to give this recipe a try. Blessings to you, Dory

    • Blessings to you Dory, I am so glad that you found my blog. I pray everything I write something which will help encourage someone. These Molasses cookies really are my favorite cookies. They are loaded with spices and make your house smell so amazing. Please come back and visit my blog again soon! Blessings, Diane Roark

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