Classic Ginger Cookies

December… December. We are nearly halfway through the magical month, a month of joyous holiday cheer, a month anticipation {for Christmas, of course!} , a month of baking, baking, baking. I adore December. The festive strings of multicolored lights, the red and white striped peppermint candy canes, the utterly gorgeous trees… all so amazing. It is a truly wonderful season, I delight in the beginnings of winter. Though snow does not fall in the state where I reside, a certain, frosty charm pervades the air. Cookies are the both necessary and undeniable antidote to such weather, particularly during the writing of a complex research paper — the project I have been immersed in, as of late.

Rather than dwelling on the negative (school!), however, let us discuss this sweet little treat. Ginger cookies! An absolutely delicious classic. This is the time for all things ginger, after all, and these do not disappoint. They are, in my personal opinion, the finest holiday cookie. You will love them, of that I am sure. After all… cinnamon? Cloves? Molasses and dark brown sugar? Ingredients for complete perfection, to say the least.ย 

Now… for the recipe. You will find that it is quite simple – and wholly extraordinary.


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12 comments on “Classic Ginger Cookies”

  1. mmmmmm this is making me even more excited about Christmas coming!!

  2. I love ginger cookies! These looks amazing Abby. Happy holidays to you love xxx

  3. These are the cookies that get me in the holiday spirit every year…just beautiful shots!

  4. love it! ๐Ÿ™‚
    these cookies are Christmas perfect!
    i’d be happy to curl up with these and a good old book ๐Ÿ™‚
    happy holidays! x

  5. Hi Abby, I’m a newcomer to your blog – it’s quite amazing!! ๐Ÿ™‚
    I have a question though.. should there be ginger in these??
    Because I was writing down the recipe, and I noticed that there wasn’t any…..
    thanks so much!!
    – Jane

    • Hi Jane,
      Thank you so, so much for bringing this to my attention. I left the ginger out of the recipe by mistake!!
      Happy holidays!
      – Abby

  6. Merry Christmas to you!!
    so I went ahead and made them this morning, and put in about 1 tsp of ground ginger, then a little over 1 tsp of fresh grated ginger { sorry I was eyeballing}, and they were fabulous!!!!!
    – Jane