Big Ginger Cookies

A Christmas classic, James grew up eating Big Ginger Cookies that he’d often help his mom bake. We make multiple batches of these every year to distribute…and for ourselves!

Recipe: Big Ginger Cookies

Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 20-24 cookies

What you’ll need:

  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger (to make them extra spicy the way James likes them, use 2 tablespoons instead)
  • 3/4 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cups butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon + 2 tablespoons sugar mixed together in a small bowl


  • Preheat your oven to 350°F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper
  • In a bowl mix dry ingredients together (flour, baking soda, ground ginger, cinnamon, ground cloves, salt) and set aside
  • Using a mixer, beat butter and gradually add 1 cup of sugar until fluffy
  • Add egg and molasses until you have a smooth texture
  • Stir your dry ingredients into the wet mixture until combined
  • Use a tablespoon to create 1 1/2 inch balls and roll them in the cinnamon-sugar mix
  • Place each cookie 2 1/2 inches apart on the sheet, and bake at 350°F for 10 minutes or until the cookies are brown and still puffed (do not overbake!)
  • Allow them to cool for a couple of minutes on the baking sheet before transferring them to a cookie rack

Enjoy! If you try my recipe be sure to share your creation with me @anumrubec or #BakingwithAnum.