Joan’s Mom’s Ginger Cookies – 3rd Annual Cookie Recipe Swap

Ok, so I am trying not to have a full-blown panic attack that Christmas is a little over a week away. I am not done shopping, I haven’t finished decorating my house, and I’ve barely even begun baking all my Christmas cookies. 

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But my friend Julie from White Lights on Wednesday is hosting her 3rd Annual Christmas Cookie Recipe Swap, and of course I had to participate.

Julie from White Lights on Wednesday

Aubrey from Real Housemoms
Rachel from {i love} my disorganized life
Wendy from Around My Family Table
Laura from Pink Cake Plate
Abbey from The Cards We Drew
Kelley from Miss Information
Carli from Dimple Prints

If you remember, the recipe I was given last year was for Lemon Chewies. Not only did they turn out delicious, but they have become one of my most popular recipes on my blog! So I was super excited to do this again.

This year, I was paired up with Carli from Dimple Prints. Seriously, you need to stop what you’re doing {even though it’s reading my blog — just promise me you’ll come back} and go check out her blog. I can’t even begin to put into words how much I love it. There are so many amazing party ideas, you won’t believe it. {I mean, Grinch Drinks?!?! From a Grinch Birthday Party?!? I love the Grinch! My kids make me read them that book all year round, and I never get sick of it.}


Anyways, Carli sent me a recipe for Joan’s Mom’s Ginger Cookies {Joan was a long-time friend of Carli’s grandma, and this is her mom’s recipe. How cool is that??}, and let me tell you, they were fabulous. 



They are sweet, and rich, and molasses-y, and they totally remind me of cookies that my grandma used to make when I was little. I am pretty sure these are going to end up in my yearly Christmas cookie rotation.

Joan's Mom's Ginger Cookies
A sweet, gingery molasses cookie that is perfect for the holidays!
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Prep Time
45 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
45 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
1 hr
  1. 2/3 c butter
  2. 1 c sugar {plus more for rolling cookies in}
  3. 1 egg
  4. 4 T molasses
  5. 2 c flour
  6. 1/2 t ginger
  7. 1/2 t cinnamon
  8. 1/2 t ground cloves
  9. 2 t baking soda
  10. 1/2 t salt
  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line several baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. 2. Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and molasses and blend thoroughly.
  3. 3. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, baking soda and salt. Gradually add to wet ingredients until just blended. Chill dough for approximately 30 minutes.
  4. 4. Once chilled, form dough into small balls and roll in sugar. Place on parchment-lined baking sheet and flatten slightly with a fork. Bake for 8-10 minutes for softer cookies; slightly longer for crispy cookies.
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If you just can’t get enough cookies, be sure to check out the rest of the recipes in the swap! Thanks so much to Julie and all of the cohosts for letting me participate.


Happy baking, everyone!!

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  • Carli Eklund
    December 16, 2014 at 10:56 am

    Thank you for the kind words!

  • Elizabeth
    December 16, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    Besides the fact that this cookie recipe sounds to die for, I love how you photographed them!
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  • Wendy, A Day in the Life on the Farm
    December 16, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    mmmmmmmmmmmm…….ginger cookies
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