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Soft Chewy Ginger Cookies

Day 6
soft chewy ginger cookies

Soft Chewy Gin­ger Cook­ies are my choice for Day 6 of #12DaysOf Christ­mas­Cook­ies. Guys, I love these cookies!

I LOVE all the warm spices of fall and win­ter. Cin­na­mon, gin­ger, nut­meg, all­spice and cloves are fla­vors and smells that make me swoon. lol I even buy can­dles in those fra­grances and burn them year-round. There’s some­thing so homey and warm and wel­com­ing about their scents. 

Well, no need for can­dles, today. My Soft Chewy Gin­ger Cook­ies have filled the house with the won­der­ful aro­mas of love­ly, toasty, warm spices. They make me want to curl up by a warm fire with some cocoa and a good book and a plate­ful of these deli­cious cookies!


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Soft Chewy Ginger Cookies

  • Author: Glen­da Embree
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 20 min­utes
  • Yield: 3 dozen 1x


  • 1 ½ cup but­ter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • ⅔ cup honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Table­spoon vanilla
  • 4 ½ cups unbleached all-pur­pose flour
  • 2 tea­spoons ground ginger
  • 2 tea­spoon bak­ing soda
  • ¾ tea­spoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ tea­spoon ground cloves
  • ¼ tea­spoon salt
  • Addi­tion­al sugar


  1. Cream togeth­er the but­ter, hon­ey and sug­ars in the bowl of a stand mix­er (or a large mix­ing bowl if mak­ing by hand).
  2. Beat in the egg.
  3. Add flour, bak­ing soda, gin­ger, cin­na­mon, cloves and salt to the bowl.  Mix to thor­ough­ly com­bine all ingredients.
  4. Pour sug­ar in the bot­tom of a bowl for rolling cook­ie dough in.
  5. Using a cook­ie scoop, drop 1 ½ inch diam­e­ter balls of dough into the bowl of sug­ar and roll around until all sides are coated.
  6. Place cook­ies on a greased or lined cook­ie sheet and bake at 350° for 8–11 min­utes, depend­ing on your oven and the desired soft­ness or crisp­ness of your cook­ie.  For our fam­i­ly, I remove while the cook­ies are puffy, but still soft in the cen­ter and bare­ly crisp around the edges.  Cook­ies will con­tin­ue to set up on the cook­ie sheet.  Over-bak­ing will result in a crunchi­er, rather than chewy cookie.
  • Cat­e­go­ry: Dessert, Cook­ies
  • Cui­sine: Amer­i­can
soft chewy ginger cookies

How to Make Soft Chewy Ginger Cookies

This is anoth­er tried and true cook­ie recipe that fol­lows the tra­di­tion­al cook­ie formula. 

  1. Cream the but­ter and sugars/honey.
  2. Beat in the eggs.
  3. Add the dry ingre­di­ents and mix to combine.

SO sim­ple for some­thing so exquis­ite­ly scrump­tious! Like Snick­er­doo­dles or Peanut But­ter Blos­soms, these cook­ies are rolled into balls which are rolled in sug­ar and then baked. 

cookie dough scoop with ginger cookie dough

My trusty *cook­ie dough scoop, *sil­i­cone mats and *bak­ing sheets helped me make quick work of that process.

ginger cookie dough balls

You’ve prob­a­bly already mem­o­rized my mot­to with mak­ing cook­ies. “Resist the urge to over­bake these.” Like any cook­ie that you want to be soft and chewy, remov­ing them from the oven just slight­ly under­baked is the secret. Put the cook­ie sheet on a cool­ing rack for two or three min­utes to let the cook­ies con­tin­ue to “bake” and set up, even though they’re no longer in the oven.

After 2 or 3 min­utes, trans­fer the cook­ies from the bak­ing sheet to the cool­ing rack. These cook­ies don’t need any more fuss­ing or dec­o­ra­tion. They are fan­tas­tic and sim­ple and they taste like “home”.

Enjoy your deli­cious masterpieces!

soft chewy ginger cookies

More Cookie Recipes from the 12 Days of Christmas Cookies Event

Here are three more DELISH cook­ie recipes from our 12 Days of Christ­mas Cook­ies blog­ger event.

And, if you’re look­ing for even more cook­ie recipes to add to your hol­i­day reper­toire, check out my recipe for these yum­my Choco­late Crin­kles.

chocolate crinkles


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2 thoughts on “Soft Chewy Ginger Cookies”

    • Thank you, Debi! And yes, they are “eat­ing it up”. Lit­er­al­ly. lol Have a won­der­ful­ly blessed Christmas!


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