Soft Gingerbread Cookies

Ya know how sometimes you have a sudden craving for cookies….and you want them now not in 2 hours???? I’ve been having a lot of those lately with fall in full swing. These Soft Gingerbread Cookies only take 20 minute to make so they have been my go to recipe. Don’t ask how many times I’ve made it this week. Just don’t…..

I love mixing the dry ingredients together because it just smells like the holidays. Then when those perfectly soft cookies come out of the oven, I can yell”Cookies!” and count on the cookie trays being empties within minutes…..dontcha just love fall (sigh).

soft gingerbread cookies

These soft gingerbread cookies taste fabulous! Just like the harder gingerbread man cookie, but…soft? Haha. No need to frost though, they are perfect without extra sugar. Which is good because a) ain’t nobody need kids with sugar-highs runnin’ around breakin’ stuff, and b) it’s one less step for the baking and the cleaning. So Win-win! Haha. ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s the recipe:

Soft Gingerbread Cookies


  • 2 1/4 cups AP flour (you can use WW for half the flour)
  • 2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbs. water
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 Tbs. white sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Sift together the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, then stir in the water and molasses. Gradually stir the sifted ingredients into the molasses mixture. Shape dough into walnut sized balls, and roll them in the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar. Place the cookies 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet, and flatten slightly.
  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.(If they make it that far).


18 Thoughts on “Soft Gingerbread Cookies

  1. This looks really yummy! thanks

  2. They do look yummy, and what a simple recipe to try!

  3. These cookies look totally delicious! I love the flavors of fall, and I LOVE soft cookies – no hard ones for me, thank you! I’ll probably need to whip up a batch (or two) of these tomorrow. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thanks for sharing at Wake Up Wednesday!

  4. Thanks for sharing, this is awesome! I pinned it to my food section on Pinterest.

  5. I love gingerbread cookies, and I think I even have some molasses in the cupboard! Pinning. Thank you!

  6. I had to come back and tell you that I tried these (I had to substitute nutmeg for the cloves and add a tiny bit more flour) but they were amazing!! Thank you for sharing!

  7. I love the flavors of gingerbread, but HATE that crispy “snap” like cookie. These soft gingerbread are wayyy more up my alley! Thanks for linking up to Wake Up Wednesday!

  8. Dairy Maid on September 6, 2014 at 11:32 pm said:

    I’ve looked everywhere but it doesn’t say how many cookies this makes. Does anyone know?


  9. I can’t wait to try these SOFT gingerbread cookies. I love gingerbread, but hate how hard it is. Thanks for sharing at Fluster’s Creative Muster. Pinning!

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  11. I know what you mean about loving the smell of mixing the dry ingredients. These sound great!

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  13. These look wonderful and I bet they smell great! Thanks for sharing with Motivational Monday!

  14. These look delicious and perfect. Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

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