Easy ginger bread cookies

The Best Gingerbread Cookies Recipe

  • Author: Meredith
  • Prep Time: 3 hours 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 8 mins
  • Total Time: 3 hours 28 minutes
  • Yield: 24 1x


A delicious and easy gingerbread cookie recipe made with blackstrap molasses!  It’s a family favorite!



  • 2/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup blackstrap molasses
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt


  1. Whisk together the flour, spices, soda and salt. Set aside.
  2. Using a mixer, mix the oil, molasses and brown sugar.
  3. Mix in the eggs, one at a time.
  4. Slowly stir in the flour mixture.
  5. The dough will still be quite sticky. Dump it out onto a heavily floured surface and with floured hands, work in more flour with your hands until the dough is no longer sticky.
  6. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
  7. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  8. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough 1/4 inch thick and cut out!
  9. Bake for 8 minutes on ungreased cookie sheets until “cracked.”
  10. Let cool for 2 minutes before removing.
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: american

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