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Soft and Chewy Gingerbread Cookies

Skip the old fashion Gingerbread cookies. Try this delicious soft and chewy gingerbread cookies recipe today. It wont disappoint!
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Soft and Chewy Gingerbread Cookies
Servings: 24
Calories: 113kcal
Author: Eating on a Dime


  • 2 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons butter or margarine (softened)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/2 granulated sugar (for rolling dough balls in)


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • In a small bowl, combine all dry ingredients - flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar.
  • Add egg, orange juice and molasses, stirring carefully until well combined.
  • Slowly add flour mixture to butter mixture, thick dough will form.
  • Drop dough by rounded teaspoon into sugar. Roll to cover, then place on cookie sheet. Set cookies about 2-inches apart.
  • Bake at 350F for 8-10 minutes. The cookies will spread out and flatten a bit. Let cookies cool on cookie sheet for a couple of minutes before removing to wire rack.


You should add these soft and chewy ginger bread cookies to your holiday baking list!


Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 99mg | Potassium: 68mg | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 95IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.8mg