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Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies

Crispy, chewy, soft and gingery these cookies are irresistible.


  • 1/2 cup butter roo temperature
  • 1/4 cup shortening room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar plus 1/4 cup more for rolling cookies
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 (plus 1 tablespoon) cup Crosby's cooking molasses
  • 2ΒΌ cup ap flour
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line two cookie trays with parchment paper, then set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with paddle attachment, add the butter and shortening. Cream together until fluffy and lightened in colour, at least 2 minutes. Add the granulated sugar then mix again until fully incorporated.
  • Add the egg and vanilla, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed, and mix on medium high until fully incorporated. Finally add the molasses and mix until well combined.
  • Now add the flour, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, salt, and baking powder into the creamed mixture. Stir on low speed until everything is fully combined.
  • With the cookie dough prepared its time roll the cookies for baking. Add the 1/4 cup additional sugar on to a small plate, pinch of some of the cookie dough and gently roll into an approximately 2" ball. Then take the cookie ball and roll it in the sugar so it is fully covered. Place on to prepared baking sheet. Repeat this process until all the dough has been used.
  • Once the cookies are all prepared use your hands to gently press the top of each cookie, it should almost be unnoticeable. Just enough to flatten the top of each cookie. Place the cookies into the preheated oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, turning the tray part way through bake time.
  • Once the cookies are baked (they should be puffed up with golden edges and just starting to show cracks) remove them from the oven. Allow the cookies to cool for about 5 minutes on the tray before removing to a wired rack to completely cool.