Cinnamon Ginger Cookies

Cinnamon Ginger Cookies

These are great spice cookies!
Plan Ahead Note: the butter needs to be softened to room temperature and the dough will need to be refrigerated for 30 minutes.
Course Thanksgiving
Servings 30 cookies


  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • teaspoon ground cloves
  • teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • 6 Tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons milk
  • 3 Tablespoons molasses
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Combine flour and spices, set aside.      
  • In a separate bowl combine butter and ¼ cup of the sugar and mix with an electric mixer for 3 minutes.
  • Add milk, molasses, and vanilla.  Continue mixing until well blended.
  • Add flour and spice mixture.
  • Shape dough into a ball, cover, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Shape dough into teaspoon size balls.
  • Place remaining ½ cup sugar in a bowl and roll the balls into the sugar.  Place balls on a silicone mat or parchment paper on a cookie sheet and flatten each ball with the bottom of a glass dipped in sugar.
  • Bake at 350° for 12 minutes.  Cool on pan for 5 minutes and then remove to a wire rack.

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