Recipe for Glazed Crisp Ginger Molasses Cookies and links to 6 more Holiday and Christmas Cookie Recipes, just in time to plan your baking!

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This Glazed Crisp Ginger Molasses Cookies recipe is an ideal addition to your cookie recipe list. If you need some inspiration for your ‘to-bake’ list, you’re in luck today my friend! Glazed, fresh molasses ginger crisps are perfect for any dessert table. 

This glazed Ginger Molasses Cookies recipe is the perfect combination of crisp and spicy and are easily a family favorite.

Glazed Ginger Molasses Cookies Recipe: Perfect for your holiday and Christmas cookie recipe list
Glazed Ginger Molasses Cookie Recipe: half-eaten glazed cookie next to a glass of milk

Fresh ginger, crystallized ginger and ginger powder really up the zing in these cookies. And while I can go months without a glass of milk, in my book milk goes hand in hand with these glazed molasses ginger crisp cookies (sorry to my lactose-intolerant friends?)

My mom found this molasses cookie recipe on Martha Stewart’s website and has been making it ever since. And since I’m not one to recreate the wheel, I’m including Martha’s recipe. My only ‘change’ to the recipe is the very simple glaze that I drizzle over the cookies when they are cool.

Glazed Ginger Molasses Cookies recipe: perfect for holiday gifts - cookies wrapped for gifting

Now, before you start making these, I want to tell you one of my favorite useful lifehacks. Before measuring the molasses, coat your measuring spoon with oil which will make the molasses slide right out without leaving any residue on the spoon!

Recipe for Glazed Crisp Ginger Molasses Cookies and links to 6 more Holiday and Christmas Cookie Recipes, just in time to plan your baking!

Glazed Ginger Molasses Cookies

Yield: 8 dozen
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Total Time: 43 minutes

This Glazed Crisp Ginger Molasses Cookies recipe is perfect for your Christmas Cookie Recipes lists - just in time to plan your holiday baking!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, 16 tablespoons, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, plus 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped crystallized ginger
  • 1/3 cup unsulfured molasses
  • 1 cup coarse sanding sugar

Icing

  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 TB + milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk flour, ground ginger, baking soda, and salt.
  2. Beat butter and granulated sugar with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until pale and fluffy. Beat in egg and egg yolk, then the grated and crystallized gingers. Reduce speed to low. Add flour mixture in 3 additions, alternating with the molasses. Beat until well combined.
  3. Shape teaspoons of dough into balls, and roll in sanding sugar. Space 2 inches apart on parchment-lined baking sheets.
  4. Bake until cookies are flattened and edges are dark golden brown, 12 to 14 minutes. Let cool on sheets 5 minutes, then transfer cookies to wire racks to cool completely.
  5. When cookies are completely cool, drizzle with glaze.
  6. Cookies can be stored in airtight containers for up to 2 days or frozen for up to 1 month.

Icing

  1. Mix ingredients. If it's too thick add milk in 1/8 teaspoon milk until the consistency of thick cream.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 96 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 47Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 32mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 0g

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Recipe for Glazed Crisp Ginger Molasses Cookies and links to 6 more Holiday and Christmas Cookie Recipes, just in time to plan your baking!

My mom also notes that the ginger molasses cookies ‘freeze well’, but…we’ve never gotten around to freezing them. I mean…who does that anyway?

Lastly, if you’re under a time crunch and don’t have time to bake your own Christmas cookies, but want something to celebrate with, check out this post where I talk about decorating pre-made, yet delicious, cookies with my family and friends.

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Recipe for Glazed Crisp Ginger Molasses Cookies and links to 6 more Holiday and Christmas Cookie Recipes, just in time to plan your baking!

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9 Comments

  1. Tammy

    November 11, 2016 at 9:44 am

    Hi Lynn,

    Your ginger molasses cookies look amazing and I can’t wait to try this yummy recipe!!! Thank you for sharing! Beautiful pictures by the way!!!

    Reply
    • lynn

      November 13, 2016 at 8:55 pm

      Hey Tammy, they really are tasty morsels! They disappear quite quickly in our home. I hope you enjoy them and thanks for the compliment.

      Hugs, Lynn

      Reply
  2. Nicki

    November 11, 2016 at 11:48 am

    My husband is all about anything ginger around the holidays, so I think he would love these! They look awesome! I pinned these to my board yummy food! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

    Reply
  3. Robin

    November 11, 2016 at 10:00 pm

    Yum! I love ginger cookies! These look delicious! They will definitely be on my “must bake” list this year!

    Reply
  4. Sherry

    November 13, 2016 at 9:49 am

    These look so pretty, and the recipe sounds delicious. I’m glad you mentioned the movie. I had forgotten how funny it is. We will watch it soon because my son loves comedies.

    Reply
    • lynn

      November 13, 2016 at 8:56 pm

      Hi Sherry, your son will love the movie…my son does…well we all do! And I hope you enjoy the cookies…they are so delicious.

      Hugs to you my friend.

      Lynn

      Reply
  5. Katrin

    November 15, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    Your photos are always so beautiful Lynn! These cookies sound and look like they’d be a hit over here, cause we love ginger! I definitely want to put them on my list! I can smell the ginger all the way over here, I swear! yum!

    Reply
  6. Penny

    October 26, 2018 at 5:40 pm

    I love ginger cookies and have some candied ginger root that I have been saving for just such an occasion. They don’t have chocolate so they can’t be the favorite Christmas cookie for the rest of the family, but they certainly can be for me! Thanks to you and ‘Mom’ for finding the recipe – I can’t wait to try it.

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    • lynn

      October 29, 2018 at 8:50 pm

      Hi Penny…oh, you must make those cookies! They are so fantastic. I have my ingredients but haven’t found the time to bake them yet. I do need to do it soon though!

      Happy baking my friend.

      Hugs, Lynn

      Reply

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