These chewy ginger molasses cookies are my current favorite – crispy on the edges, chewy in the middle, sweet and slightly spicy from the ginger. FALL COOKIES!

Chewy Molasses Ginger Cookies

Servings: 20-24 cookies

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 12 minutes


  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxmeal mixed with 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter (I used unsalted)
  • 1/3 cup  sugar
  • 1/4 cup blackstrap molasses
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
  • 2.5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup diced candied ginger (I chopped it in the food processor)
  • 3-4 tablespoons turbinado sugar, for rolling (or use regular sugar – it will probably be less crunchy)


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line 2 large baking sheet with silicone liner or parchment paper.
  2. Mix flaxmeal and water in a large bowl and set aside for a few minutes.
  3. In the large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat together the butter, sugar, molasses, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and flax mixture until smooth.
  4. In the same bowl, add the ginger, cinnamon, cloves, baking soda, and beat together until combined. Now add the flour and mix until just combined – be sure not to over-mix.
  5. Fold in diced candied ginger.
  6. Shape dough into small balls (golf ball sized), flatten slightly, and roll the tops in a bowl or plate of turbinado sugar. Cookies should be about 1/2 an inch thick.
  7. Place balls 2 inches apart on the cookie sheet.
  8. Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes. I baked them for about 10 minutes for a chewier cookie.
  9. Cool on the pan for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack for another 15 minutes.

Inspired by the talented Oh She Glows.


Chewy Molasses Ginger Cookies
Displaying ingredients for a photo actually made the cooking process easier. Maybe I should always do that..
Chewy Molasses Ginger Cookies
Wet ingredients mixed together = brown goo in a bowl.
Chewy Molasses Ginger Cookies
Just about to mix everything together and roll the tops in sugar.
Chewy Molasses Ginger Cookies
Pre-baked cookies.
Chewy Molasses Ginger Cookies
Post-baked cookies. Crinkles!
Chewy Molasses Ginger Cookies
Crunchy on the outside, chewy in the middle.

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