Easy Ginger Cookies

Ginger cookies are a wonderful treat during the holidays. A ginger cookie, gingerbread or ginger snap is a globally popular cookie based snack food, flavoured with ginger. Ginger cookies are flavored with powdered ginger and a variety of other spices, most commonly cinnamon, molasses and nutmeg. Click here for more recipes for ginger cookies with fresh ginger.

Ingredients

  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 3/4 cup white sugar

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Whisk flour, ginger, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt together in a bowl.
  3. Beat butter in a large bowl until creamy. Gradually beat in 2 cups sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in molasses. Stir 1/2 of the flour mixture into butter mixture; add remaining flour mixture and stir until dough is just-combined.
  4. Pour 3/4 sugar into a shallow bowl. Roll dough into 2 inch balls and roll each ball in sugar to coat. Place sugar-coated dough balls 2 1/2-inches apart on a baking sheet.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until cookies are light brown and puffed, 12 to 14 minutes. Cool on the baking sheet for 2 minutes before transferring cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.