I have been meaning to making these goodies for a long while now. But thanks to the persistent demand at work, my extra time was being squeezed dry! Oh well, at long last yesterday was the day when I got an hour for myself and so spent that for baking these. I got this recipe from one of my American friends whose mother is a wonderful baker. These taste simply too delicious to pass and it would be hard to stop at one. The aroma of the spices during baking is simply amazing!

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  • Yields: Makes about 40-50 cookies.
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 stick butter ( about 1/2 cup at room temperature )
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 4 tbsp molasses
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
If you want to Bake using Microwave pls refer to these articles 1) How to Bake in Microwave 2) How to Bake in Microwave Convection Oven For making Substitutions please refer my handy chart 1) Baking substitutions 2)Egg Substitutions

Preheat Oven to 350 F. Cream the butter and 1 cup sugar together.


Add the egg,molasses and lemon juice and mix well.


Now add the sifted flour, baking soda and the spices and mix thoroughly till incorporated.


Shape the dough into v small balls approx 3/4 inch balls and roll them in the remaining sugar.


Arrange them in a greased baking sheet, placing them about 2 inches apart.Bake for about 10-15min till the cookies get little firm. Dont wait for it to get more firm ( like a cookie in the Oven since they get firmer once they are cooled). Transfer them to a wire rack to cool and store in air-tight box.

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By Sapna on Dec 16, 2010

Hi, saw this today and made two batches! It is eggless and substitued with ghee for butter and dark unrefined jaggery for molasses and sugar, no cloves and sprinkled little milk to bind the dough. Basically, I guess, changed the whole recipe still the Ginger Cookies came out great!!  Thanks for the recipe!

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By Radhika on Jul 19, 2010

Tastes yummy. My cookies came out a little flat, but tasted execellent. Added honey instead of mollasses & also added a few pieces of crystalized ginger. Thanks for this recipe, DK.



By sonu on Oct 21, 2011

hi dk any replacement for molasses and if used what would be the quantity as i stay in india doubt if i get it pls let me know thanks in advance

Please refer this http://chefinyou.com/2009/07/substitutes-in-baking-101/

By don on Dec 16, 2010

Hi Divya, your cookies look beautiful. Just wondering whether there is any substitute for Molasses?

By sunita on Aug 10, 2010


You can refer to this link for details - http://www.bigoven.com/glossary/Pecans. I dont think Pecans are available in India., You can use walnuts instead

By Andhra Flavors on May 1, 2008

looks so tempting.

By joanna on Apr 11, 2008

Inspired by your blog and this recipe, including the great photos, I just made these. And as I sit here with the smell of freshly baked cookies around me, I wanted to thank you for the recipe. And let you know that I included a link to it from my blog. Yum, thanks! :-)

By Lisa on Apr 10, 2008

Those do look good! Perfectly baked. I haven't had gingerbread cookies for a while, but now I am thinking I should make some soon.

By Johanna on Apr 9, 2008

Your cookies look perfectly round - glad you found some time for them - they remind me a little of some we used to buy and dunk in tea but I am not sure i have done that with home made cookies :-)

By Medhaa on Apr 9, 2008

The Cookies look great, I love your pictures makes me want to make them now..

By Saswati on Apr 9, 2008

Hmmm so you have been baking alot...i loved the colour i am sure they must have tasted gr8 too:)

By Happy cook on Apr 9, 2008

I adore cookies with ginger.
This looks great.

By Jayashree on Apr 8, 2008

First the mexican cookies, and now this....girl, those pics are real drool worthy.

By Hima on Apr 8, 2008

Cookies are looking awesome dhivya.

By Madhavi on Apr 8, 2008

Hi, first time here on your blog. Ginger cookies looks awesome and jus love the pics:))

Plz do visit @


By Divya Vikram on Apr 8, 2008

I love the sugar over the cookies..nice cookie recipe Dhivya

By Siri on Apr 8, 2008

The cookies look v.v.v cute Dhivs and I am sure the aroma of *Ginger* must have been mesmerizing!.. this is the best way to have two of my fav things - GINGER and COOKIES!! Yeyeyeyeye!

So sweet of to share such lovely looking goodies with all of us!


By ms on Apr 8, 2008

The cookies look really good. Wow you take a lot of pains with the step by step photos and instructions. Kudos to you.

By Vaishali on Apr 8, 2008

How gorgeous are these? Love ginger cookies and yours look very special.

By Ramya's Mane Adige on Apr 8, 2008

oh, my!!! these look so damn good.... Just perfect!!!

By Ramya's Mane Adige on Apr 8, 2008

oh, my!!! these look so damn good.... Just perfect!!!

By Kalai on Apr 8, 2008

Gorgeous, Dhivi! Would be just perfect with tea. Am so trying these out!! :)

By Mansi Desai on Apr 8, 2008

I love these DK! should've tasted great with tea for sure:)

By Cham on Apr 8, 2008

They look pretty and yummy this ginger cookies DK.

By Uma on Apr 8, 2008

another beautiful creation from your kitchen, DK! Perfect ginger cookies.

By Dhivya on Apr 8, 2008

wow!looks so tempting.....love these...