Bakery Style Ginger Molasses Cookies

Prep time: 10 min | Cook time: 7 min | Total time: 17 min


  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 4 cups plus 1 Cup All-purpose Gold Medal Flour, divided
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup very hot water


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. and line a large baking sheet with a silpat liner or parchment paper.
  2. Place butter and sugar into the bowl of a stand mixer, beating until well combined. Add molasses and egg, beating to combine. Add ginger, cinnamon, 4 cups of flour, baking soda and salt beating on low to combine. Slowly add hot water then add remaining 1 cup of flour beating until combined.
  3. With a medium cookie scoop place dough 1 inch apart and bake for 8-10 minutes until baked through. Remove from oven and with a plastic knife, flatten hot cookies so they are evenly thin. Let cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes before transferring. Before serving, dust with powdered sugar.

Makes 3 dozen cookies