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Gingerdoodle Cookies

Gingerdoodle Cookies are chewy, soft cookies that taste like a cross between a gingersnap and a snickerdoodle. Add this to your baking list ASAP! You’ll love the texture of the cookies, but more importantly the molasses flavor with the cinnamon, ginger, and cloves is irresistible!

Stack of six chewy gingersnap cookies dipped in white chocolate.

How to Make Soft Molasses Cookies

I just can’t wait another day to share this recipe for Gingerdoodle Cookies.

You may first be asking yourself, what are gingerdoodle cookies?

Perhaps this will help…imagine a chewy gingersnap cookie combined with a soft snickerdoodle. Then dunk it in white chocolate. OMG these are seriously so amazing!

Chewy Gingerdoodle Cookies dipped in white chocolate with pastel sprinkles.

STEP 1. Pre-heat oven to 375°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

STEP 2. Combine softened butter and brown sugar in a large mixing bowl. Beat together until fluffy. Add in the egg and beat until smooth. Add in the molasses and beat until well combined.

STEP 3. Add the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt and mix until combined.

STEP 4. Using a medium cookie scoop (or about 2 Tablespoons), roll the cookie dough into a ball. Place the granulated sugar and cinnamon into a bowl and mix together. Roll the dough into the cinnamon sugar. Place on the baking sheet, about 2 inches apart.

Bake for 7 to 8 minutes until the edges are firm. Allow to cool on the pan for 2 minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack. Cool completely.

STEP 5. Melt white chocolate according to package directions. Dip half the cooled cookie into chocolate and return to parchment paper. Allow to set. ENJOY. Cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one week, or freeze until desired!

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If we’re being honest, I’m not really a gingerbread cookie person.

I love gingersnaps, frozen (weird, I know). I love the crunch to them. But soft gingersnaps? No thank you.

I’d rather eat these Gingerbread flavored Krispie Treats, or this Gingerbread Fudge!

You could also make these Gingerbread Cookie Bars. Topped with a cream cheese frosting, what’s not to love?

Ingredient Notes

These soft molasses cookies have a crackly top and the perfect amount of CHEW!

  • Unsalted butter- make sure it’s softened to room temperature
  • Brown sugar- I use light brown since you will be adding molasses you don’t need dark brown (but you can use it if you prefer)
  • Molasses- I usually choose a dark molasses. Blackstrap molasses is too intense for baking in my opinion. Grandma’s brand is what I find at most grocery stores.
  • Spices- a good blend of cinnamon, ginger, and cloves is needed.
  • Cinnamon sugar- I make my own cinnamon sugar mix for rolling the cookies in before baking. But you can buy it premixed at the store too.
  • White Chocolate- Ghirardelli white chocolate melting wafers are my favorite. They taste great and melt smooth in the microwave without seizing up!
Chewy gingerdoodle cookies dipped in white chocolate with valentine's day sprinkles.

Recipe FAQs

What does molasses do to cookies?

The molasses in these chewy ginger cookies gives a sweet flavor that keeps them moist and soft.

Can you freeze Ginger Molasses cookies?

Store baked and cooled ginger molasses cookies in airtight freezer safe container for up to 3 months. Thaw on counter in container overnight.

What kind of molasses is best for baking?

Dark Molasses is my favorite choice for baking. Blackstrap molasses is too intense for most recipes.

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Yield: 2 dozen cookies

Gingerdoodle Cookies

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes

Gingerdoodle Cookies are chewy, soft cookies that taste like a cross between a gingersnap and a snickerdoodle. Add this to your baking list ASAP! You'll love the texture of the cookies, but more importantly the molasses flavor with the cinnamon, ginger, and cloves is irresistible!

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup granulated sugar (for rolling the cookies)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (for rolling the cookies)
  • 1 to 2 cups white chocolate melting wafers (for dipping the cookies)

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 375°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Combine butter and brown sugar in a large mixing bowl. Beat together until fluffy. Add in the egg and beat until smooth. Add in the molasses and beat until well combined.
  3. Add the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt and mix until combined.
  4. Using a medium cookie scoop (or about 2 Tablespoons), roll the cookie dough into a ball. Place the granulated sugar and cinnamon into a bowl and mix together. Roll the dough into the cinnamon sugar. Place on the baking sheet, about 2 inches apart.
  5. Bake for 7 to 8 minutes until the edges are firm. Allow to cool on the pan for 2 minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack. Cool completely.
  6. Melt white chocolate according to package directions. Dip half the cooled cookie into chocolate and return to parchment paper. Allow to set. ENJOY. Cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one week, or freeze until desired!

Notes

  • Can you freeze Ginger Molasses cookies? Store baked and cooled ginger molasses cookies in airtight freezer safe container for up to 3 months. Thaw on counter in container overnight.
  • What kind of molasses is best for baking? Dark Molasses is my favorite choice for baking. Blackstrap molasses is too intense for most recipes.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 229Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 147mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 1gSugar: 23gProtein: 2g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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Posted on December 11, 2020

Comments & Reviews

  1. We all loved these cookies so much! They are great plain, but the dip in white chocolate takes them to the next level!

  2. OH boy made these last night. My husband said they are the best cookie I have ever made. Mine didn’t crack when I banged them. How long should I bang them ?

  3. My six year old son and I are just finishing up baking a double batch. He is eating them plain and loves them. My husband and I love them tool However, he (my son) is looking forward to dipping and decorating with sprinkles.

  4. My sister and I made these last year on our “cookie baking day”.   They are AMAZING!! Everyone loved them.   We decided they are on the list to be made annually.  They are so soft and full of flavor.  The white chocolate just adds an extra goodness.   Thanks for the recipe!  

  5. These gingerdoodles will be a fun holiday cookies recipe to try for my daughter’s cookie exchange. Pinning to try very soon.

  6. Did this at the last minute for a cookie exchange in my office for Christmas. Boy were these a hit!! They can be dipped in the chocolate for extra sweetness and with or without sprinkles of the season! These cookies are GREAT with or without the chocolate. They are so soft & simple. Now I have to make them for my husband’s cookie exchange… (he tasted them and said this was my new cookie to bake ALL the time! – take THAT chocolate chips!!) Thank you thank you thank you for saving me!

  7. Is 2 tsp. baking soda correct? That seems like a lot to me. We don’t care for sprinkles either. Haha! Our son said he didn’t like the texture of them. I think they are cute though on cupcakes but don’t use them.

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