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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, French Canadian sisters living at the heart of the Canadian prairies - in Saskatchewan. We love flavourful, easy and fun bakings. We share love through baking and have a passion to share our favourite recipes.