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Triple-Ginger Molasses Cookies

Triple-Ginger Molasses Cookies

Prep time 25 minutes
Cook time 10 minutes
Ready in 35 minutes
Makes 48 cookies


  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tbsp grated fresh ginger
  • 2 tbsp chopped candied ginger
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup dark molasses
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • cooking spray


1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer on medium-high speed for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar, baking soda, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, and all 3 types of ginger. Beat until combined.
2. Gently beat in egg and molasses, then as much of the all-purpose and whole wheat flours as you can without drying out the mixture. Stir in any remaining flour with a wooden spoon. If dough is too sticky to handle, cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 30 minutes.
3. In a bowl, combine the granulated sugar and remaining cinnamon. Shape dough into 1-inch balls, roll in the sugar-cinnamon mixture, and place 2 inches apart on a greased cookie sheet.
4. Bake for 10 minutes or until cookies set and tops are slightly cracked. Remove from oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool.


Per serving: 53 calories, 2g fat, 1g saturated fat, 9mg cholesterol, 30mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate, 0g fiber, 5g sugar, 1g protein