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Recipe – Chewy Ginger Cookies

Recipe – Chewy Ginger Cookies

These chewy ginger cookies are soft & sweet inside and crunchy on the outside. The secret ingredient is candied ginger which brings a new depth of flavour to these classics. We bet you will love to enjoy them reading a book by the fireplace. Happy baking!



Step 1

Cream butter,egg & sugar: In a medium bowl, add the room temperature unsalted butter (3/4 cup or 1 1/2 cup (for double batch)) and the sugar. Combine with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.  Add the egg (1 or 2 (for double batch)) & the molasses to the butter mixture. Mix on medium-low speed with an electric mixer until combined, for 1 minutes.

Step 2

Cut the candied ginger: Cut the candied ginger in small 1/4 cm pieces.

Step 3

Add the flour mix & candied ginger: Gradually add the flour mix and candied ginger to the butter mixture with a mixer. Beat until combined.

Step 4

Cool the dough: Wrap the dough in a sheet of plastic wrap to completely cover it.  Cool the dough in the freezer for about 40 minutes or in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.

Note: Cooling the dough will result in crinkled cookies.

Step 5

Roll in sugar:  Preheat oven to 375°F. Roll the dough into 1/2  to 1 tbsp balls, about 1-inch in diameter. Fill a small bowl with sugar, and roll each ball in the sugar until it is completely coated.

Step 6

Roll the cookies: Place on cookie sheet at least 2 inches apart and bake for about 8 minutes, until the cookies begin to slightly crack on top. Let sit about 5 minutes and place on a cooling rack to cool completely.

Note: These cookies can be made ahead. Store in airtight containers at room temperature up to 1 week.


IngredientIncluded30 cookies60 cookies
flour mix: flour, baking soda, ground cinnamon, ground clove, ground ginger, salt2 cup + 1 tbsp4 cup + 2 tbsp
candied ginger1/4 cup1/2 cup
molases1/4 cup1/2 cup
sugar1/4 cup1/2 cup
room temperature unsalted butter3/4 cup1 1/2 cup

Cooking With Kids

Making this recipe with kids?

Ask the child to help by completing steps 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5.

  • Cream butter, egg & sugar
  • Cut the ginger
  • Add flour mix & candied ginger
  • cool the dough
  • roll in sugar


Note: We cannot guarantee that any kit is allergen free.

Nutritional Information

Note: Nutritional information is per cookie.



Hello! We are Catherine & Annie, sisters & co-founders of ZestyKits.

Before we could walk, our mother sat us on the counter while she baked cookies and bites for our family. We were always comfortable in the kitchen and have developed a passion for flavourful, easy & healthy food. We moved to Saskatchewan from Montreal, Quebec 15 years ago. We fell in love with the amazing products created here in Saskatchewan and want to bring fresh, local baking to all of Canada.