This homemade Ginger Cookies recipe is perfect for Christmas cookie exchanges! Chewy, super moist ginger crinkle cookies are filled with flavor from ground ginger, molasses, cinnamon, and more. The best part is how they make your home smell like Christmas as they bake!
Why We Love This Ginger Cookies Recipe
Easy to make with just a handful of ingredients, perfectly spiced ginger crinkles are wintertime favorites.
- Unique. We all love gingerbread cookies, but these ginger-forward cookies have a subtler and fresher taste for a new twist on an old classic.
- Flavorful. A medley of ground cinnamon, apple pie spice, ground ginger, and ground cloves gives them a warm, spicy flavor.
- Crunchy. Rolling the cookies in sugar before baking gives them a crunchy coating that perfectly contrasts their moist, chewy interior.
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How to Store
These ginger cookies will keep in an airtight container for about 3 days at room temperature and up to 5 days in the fridge.
How to Freeze
You can also freeze cooled ginger crinkle cookies on a baking sheet and then transfer them to a freezer bag. Thaw the cookies at room temperature or in the microwave.
Ginger cookies are perfect for cookie exchanges or for leaving out on Christmas Eve for Santa Claus! Serve them alongside other classic treats, like Christmas bark, Christmas sugar cookies, or Christmas crack.
These cookies don’t take long to bake. The edges should be firm and just ever-so-slightly browned. Ovens tend to run at different temperatures, so start checking them after around 10 minutes for doneness. I like to slightly under-bake these cookies so they stay soft and chewy.
Part of the chewiness depends on how long they’re baked (see question above); over-baked cookies aren’t very chewy. Because of the molasses in the cookies, they’re generally extra-moist. The sugar crinkle coating gives them an extra bit of crispiness on the outside, which contrasts so nicely with the chewiness inside.
This step is optional! However, I do love that delicate crunch that the sugar on the outside of the cookie creates. You could always use turbinado sugar instead for a bigger crunch.
More Christmas Cookie Recipes To Try
- Hershey Kiss Cookies
- Coconut Macaroons
- Linzer Cookies
- Gingerbread Kiss Cookies
- Pignoli Cookies
- Spritz Cookies
- Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
“These cookies are addicting. They are amazing.” – Micah