Friday, March 16, 2012

Heidi's Super Amazing Soft Ginger Spice Cookies

Yes I know I already posted cookies for the week but I figured I missed a week so what better time to catch up with some extra credit. :) These cookies have taken me a couple of years to get just right. Several years ago I had my first soft ginger cookie, it was from Harmons and it was AMAZING. I figured at $4 for 6 cookies I needed to come up with a recipe of my own. By the way these cookies are super great if you have morning sickness, the high ginger content settles the stomach. There was an episode I think it was 'Myth Busters' on what would settle the stomach the most and would you know ginger won. So here it is my top secret recipe.

Soft Ginger Spice Cookies

3 sticks butter
2 cups sugar
2 eggs + 1 yolk
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup molasses
4 1/2 cups flour
5 teaspoons ground ginger
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cloves
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
+extra sugar to coat the cookies

Preheat oven to 350*. Cream together butter and sugar, then beat in eggs, honey and molasses until completely mixed. Add flour, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, baking soda and salt and mix thoroughly. Shape dough into 1-inch balls and roll in sugar. Place on baking sheet about 1 1/2-inches apart and bake for around 9 minutes. Do not over bake when the cookies are cracked on the top (like the picture above) they are done, let them sit on the cookie sheet for about 2 minutes then transfer to a cooling rack. Store in an airtight container.


  1. You are super amazing--and the night before a road trip, no less! I gain weight just looking at your posts!

  2. I LOVE ginger! I'm trying this one for sure.

  3. Ginger cookies are probably my favorite kind of cookies. I never would've thought that about myself, because I love chocolate gooey stuff so much. But 3 sticks of butter! Yikes!!! It must be good.

  4. I love these chewy ginger cookies! Yum! Hmmmm... why didn't you bring any to mom's???? :)

  5. Ya, that's what I wanna know! I love your ginger cookies!

  6. Ok the butter flour ratio is about the same as chocolate chip cookies, this recipe just makes a ton. :)

    Sorry Mom and Kelly, we had them on the drive but they were gone by the time we got there.