Double Ginger Cookies Recipe

Carrie Vasios

These cookies have ginger two ways, plus an added flavor boost from cinnamon, molasses, and cloves.

Recipe Details

Double Ginger Cookies Recipe

Active 20 mins
Total 30 mins
Serves 30 cookies


  • 2 1/4 cups (11 1/4 ouncesall-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature

  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar

  • 1/2 cup (3 1/2 ounces) sugar

  • 1 large egg

  • 1/3 cup molasses

  • 1 cup diced candied ginger


  1. Adjust oven rack to middle and lower positions and preheat oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, ground ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and salt; set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, cream together butter, brown sugar, and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Beat in egg and molasses. Add dry ingredients to bowl and beat until just combined. Stir in diced candied ginger with a rubber spatula.

  3. Using a medium sized cookie scoop or a spoon, drop dough onto prepared baking sheets. Bake until edges are darkened and tops are just cooked through, about 10 minutes. Let cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling. Cookies can be stored in a sealed container at room temperature for up to one week.


If possible, use Australian ginger. It comes in cubes which have more moisture than the typical candied ginger slivers.

Special Equipment

Electric mixer, baking sheets, parchment paper, rubber spatula

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
149 Calories
5g Fat
25g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 30
Amount per serving
Calories 149
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 83mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 0g 2%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 16mg 1%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 89mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)