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The holiday baking ideas have started to swirl. Christmas will be here before you know it, so I’d best have my thoughts in order! These Spiced Ginger Cookies are a long-time favourite around this time of year. I’ve been making them for years – although these will have a healthier twist. I love that these spiced ginger cookies are filled with amazing and fragrant spices like cinnamon, cloves, and of course ginger! They stay soft and moist after baking and are just plain perfect!

Spiced Ginger Cookies

Sometimes I love just a simple cookie but still want flavour. This is the perfect cookie for that. Very few ingredients and very few steps. They pack a ton of flavour into a little cookie and only take about 10 minutes (or less) to whip together.

When I was originally making these cookies in previous years – I used shortening. I switched that out for coconut oil (as I’ve been doing in most of my recipes) and it worked beautifully. It keeps the cookies moist which is important.

Spiced Ginger Cookies

These spiced ginger cookies also have plenty of sweetness in them. Both honey and molasses keep the cookies sweet enough for the holidays without overdoing it.

Spiced Ginger Cookies

These soft cookies are a holiday favourite around here and will become one at your house too! 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 cookies


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cloves
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup molasses


  1. Preheat oven to 325°.

  2. In mixer – combine all ingredients.

  3. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Portion your cookies.

  4. Bake 10-12 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

  5. Let cool.

What are your thoughts on these Holiday cookies? If you enjoy these check out my Chocolate Chip Cookies that are also a crowd pleaser!

Spiced Ginger Cookies

12 thoughts on “Spiced Ginger Cookies

    • November 25, 2016 at 10:33 am

      Thanks Colletta! I hope you give them a try. 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by!

  • November 25, 2016 at 10:47 am

    I can’t have too many ginger cookie recipes – my absolute favourite! These look delicious, especially with honey and molasses as sweeteners.

    • November 25, 2016 at 1:41 pm

      Thanks Hilda!

      I can never get enough of these cookies! 🙂

  • November 26, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    What method did you use for placing the cookies on the sheet? Did you roll the cookies into balls? Did you flatten them?

    I wonder what’s best?

    • November 26, 2016 at 9:06 pm

      Hi Maria!

      I have done both methods actually. I found that rolling them into balls and leaving them like that took slightly longer to cook (maybe 2-3 minutes) but because of this the outside was a little harder.

      I prefer to roll into balls then flatten slightly with a fork or even just your fingers. This way they cook in less time and stay really nice and soft (even the outside).

  • November 27, 2016 at 9:57 pm

    Love ginger molasses cookies. Yours look like they stay nice and thick. What’s the secret?

    • November 28, 2016 at 10:01 am

      Hello Michelle.

      My trick is when preparing the cookies – I roll the cookie into a ball and place onto the baking sheet. Then I just lightly flatten the ball – leaving it roughly an inch or so thick. You don’t want to flatten too much otherwise you’ll get very thin (and harder) cookies!

  • November 29, 2016 at 11:12 am

    My grandmother use to make spiced ginger cookies. Yours look yummy.
    Thanks for sharing at Over The Moon party,

  • December 3, 2016 at 7:27 am

    I’ve never made my own ginger cookies. Your recipe sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle. Pinning.


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