Ginger cookies are perfect for the holidays and this Gingerbread Cookies Recipe is full of the classic flavors of molasses and warm spices.
Gingerbread Men Cookies evoke memories of holidays gone by. My mom would make paper templates, bake, decorate, and hang them on our Christmas tree. It was hard not to remove one from the back for a quick snack!
3 ginger cookies on a small white plate
My sister, Mary, was hunting for our grandmother’s recipe for crispy Ginger Cookies. When my dad decided to come visit us on the 4th of July, I asked him to bring my mom’s recipe boxes…which seemed a lot easier than having him rummage through then having him search for it. Don’t you just love leafing through old family recipes…the handwritten details bringing back cherished memories of loved ones and their favorite dishes. After finding the recipe, I just had to recreate these memorable cookies.


Ginger Cookies…from my grandma, Deeda


1 cup sugar
3/4 cup butter
1 egg
4 tablespoons molasses
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups flour
Preheat oven to 350º. Grease or line cookie sheet with parchment or a Silpat.
Cream butter and sugar. Mix in eggs and molasses, followed by flour, ginger, cinnamon and soda.

Form into balls the size of a walnut. (mom has a note that she used 1/4 teaspoon per cookie…those are teeny!). Place on prepared cookie sheet. Press down with a floured glass. Bake 8-10 minutes.