Molasses-Ginger Crisps

I made these in December and they are so delicious!  My husband loves ginger and molasses and when I found this recipe, I knew I had to make them, not to mention the fact that according to the “Martha Stewart Cookie App”, they are among Martha’s all-time favorites.  I used Plugra butter, and regular sugar, because I did not have sanding sugar. 


  • 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks (16 tablespoons) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, plus 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped crystallized ginger
  • 1/3 cup unsulfured molasses
  • 1 cup coarse sanding sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk flour, ground ginger, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.
  2. Beat butter and granulated sugar with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until pale and fluffy. Beat in egg and egg yolk, then the grated and crystallized gingers. Reduce speed to low. Add flour mixture in 3 additions, alternating with the molasses. Beat until well combined.
  3. Shape teaspoons of dough into balls, and roll in sanding sugar. Space 2 inches apart on parchment-lined baking sheets.
  4. Bake until cookies are flattened and edges are dark golden brown, 12 to 14 minutes. Let cool on sheets 5 minutes, then transfer cookies to wire racks to cool completely. Cookies can be stored in airtight containers for up to 2 days or frozen for up to 1 month.

Baked Molasses Ginger CrispsMolasses Ginger Crisps Before Baking


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