Soft Chewy Gingerbead Cookies
These are soft and chewy gingerbread cookies that are sure to please any pallet.
Recipe type: Cookie
  • ¾ butter (warmed at room temperature until soft)
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar (packed)
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 2 c flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp ginger (or 2 drops ginger essential oil)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (or 3 drops cinnamon bark essential oil)
  • ½ tsp ground cloves (or 2 drops clove essential oil)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • granulated sugar
  1. In a mixer cream together: butter and sugars until combined.
  2. Add molasses and egg, blend well.
  3. In a separate bowl sift together: flour, baking soda, spices ( if using dry) and salt.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the butter and sugar mixture slowly, mixing until well combined. (If you are using essential oils add them to the mixture now).
  5. Cover the mixture and chill in the fridge for at least 30 min.
  6. Remove from fridge and form into 1 inch balls; roll each ball in granulated sugar and place on a greased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
  7. Bake in a preheated 375 deg oven 8-10 minutes until golden brown.
  8. Remove the cookies to a wire rack and allow to cool.
Recipe by Essential Wellness Mom at