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Ginger spice cookies on a plate next to stuffed snowmenWhen the weather is chilly, there is nothing so warming as ginger!

This cookie has two kinds of ginger–powdered and crystallized as well as cloves and allspice. They are crunchy outside and soft inside; a great combination. They will keep for up to five days.

Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 12 Minutes
Total Time: 45 Minutes
Servings: 3 dozen cookies


  • 2 1/4C flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp ground allspice
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4C unsalted butter
  • 1C light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4C molasses
  • 1/2C crystallized ginger, minced
  • 1/2C sparkling sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, soda, salt and spices.

  3. In a larger bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and molasses, blending well. Add the dry ingredients; scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl, then mix in the crystallized ginger. Chill the dough for 10 - 15 minutes..or overnight.

  4. Scoop the dough into 1-inch balls with a tablespoon scoop and roll in sparkling sugar. Place the balls 2-3 inches apart on a parchment lined sheet.

  5. Bake for about 10 -15 minutes, until golden and set. Remove from the oven and cool on the pan.

Recipe Cuisine: Classic American

Recipe By: King Arthur Flour - January 22, 2019

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