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Ginger molasses cookies

A soft ginger molasses cookies with a hint of orange.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas cookies, ginger molasses, Mia Kouppa cookies, Molasses cookies
Servings: 40 cookies
Author: Mia Kouppa


  • Stand mixer
  • Parchment paper
  • Baking tray


  • 2 1/4 cups (337 grams) all - purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup (180 grams) butter, unsalted softened
  • 3/4 cup (150 grams) brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp grated orange zest
  • 1/3 cup (87 grams) fancy molasses
  • 1 tbsp demerara sugar optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a medium sized mixing bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment combine the butter and brown sugar. Beat until well combined.
  • Add the egg and beat until well combined and then mix in the orange zest and the molasses.
  • With the mixer set to low speed, slowly add in the flour mixture. Beat until just well combined.
  • For each cookie, drop one tablespoon of dough onto the parchment lined cookie sheet, leaving at least one inch between cookies.
  • Sprinkle each cookie with a bit of demerara sugar if desired.
  • Bake in the middle rack of your oven for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cook for 5 minutes before transferring to a cookie rack to cool completely.
  • Enjoy!