Ginger Spice Cookies

I am wrapping up Christmas cookie week with a personal favorite recipe today. These Ginger Spice cookies what I think should be the official flavor of Christmas!

ginger spice cookies

These ginger spice cookies are soft and chewy, and full of all those yummy spices we associate with the holidays.

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Isn’t funny how our tastes change over the years. As a child, whenever I was presented with a cookie tray I would always choose the most colorful, festive looking cookie. Like these empire cookies or sweet Marie bars.

Christmas Cookies - Empire Cookies
Holiday Sweet Marie Bar Recipe

While I still love all those holiday favorites, these ginger spice cookies are what I pick first. Okay, maybe second behind the cherry chews!

It is hard not to feel in the holiday spirit when you bake up a batch of these cookies. As soon as the batter comes together, with the ginger, cinnamon and hint of nutmeg it smells like Christmas.

Ginger spice cookies

I wish I could bottle the scent of them baking in the oven! But, that very first bite of a still warm ginger spice cookie will have you hooked!

While Christmas Cookie Week may be coming to a close, Christmas baking is just starting to heat up at our house. With so many delicious cookies shared this week, it is going to be hard to decide which ones to add to this years baking list.

Ginger Spice Cookies

I hope you can join me next week on the blog as I will be sharing some fun Christmas décor ideas, Cricut gift projects and more.

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Ginger Spice Cookie Recipe…..

Ginger spice cookies

Ginger Spice Cookies

Yield: 3 dozen
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Total Time: 24 minutes

A soft and chewy ginger cookie with a hint of cinnamon and nutmeg.


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 molasses
  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup course granulated sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside. Arrange oven racks to top and bottom thirds.
  2. In a small bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, spices and salt. Set aside
  3. In a large mixing bowl beat egg with a whisk. Whisk in oil and molasses until well combined. Stir in brown sugar using a wooden spoon.
  4. Gradually add in flour mixture, stirring with a wooden spoon until well incorporated.
  5. Place course granulated sugar into a small shallow bowl. Using a tablespoon scoop out dough and roll into balls, rolling each one into sugar and place on cookie sheet, leaving 2 to 3 inches between to allow for spread.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 7 to 10 minutes, until edges begin to crackle and set.
  7. Remove from oven and allow cookies to cool on the cookie sheets.


Store cookies in an airtight container for up to 5 days or freeze for up to a month.

Thank you to Ellen of Family Around the Table and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures for hosting #ChristmasCookies Week! And a huge thank you to our sponsors Adams Extract and Millican Pecan Company for supporting the bloggers and events like Christmas Cookies Week.

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Chocolate Caramel Pecan Bars by Books n’ Cooks
Chocolate Cherry Cookies by Sweet Beginnings
Chocolate-Dipped Christmas Butter Cookies by Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice
Christmas Crinkle Cookies by Blogghetti
Christmas Pecan Bar Cookies by Intelligent Domestications
Cinnamon Roll Blondies by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Dark Chocolate Dipped Citrus Spice Shortbread by The Spiffy Cookie
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Hermit Cookies by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Linzer Cookies by Palatable Pastime
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Pecan Pie Cookies by Daily Dish Recipes
Pecan Pie Sugar Cookies by Love and Confections


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