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Ginger molasses cookies with orange zest

A soft, chewy cookie with a hint of orange.


  • 3/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 1 egg,
  • 1 tbsp orange zest
  • 2 cups all purpose four
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp ginger, ground
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves


  • Pre heat oven to 375 degrees
    Line baking sheets with parchmant paper
    In a large bowl, cream butter and both sugars until light and fluffly. Approximatley 3 minutes. Beat molasses and egg. Add orange zest and beat another minute.
    In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, powder, salt and spices. Add to butter mixture and beat until combines. Use a spatula to wipe the sides of the bowl.
    Chill in the fridge for 1-2 hours.
    Using a ice cream scoop, scoop dough into 1 inch balls and place flattened side on the cookie sheet. Sprinkle sugar on top. Bake 2 inches apart.
    Bake for 8-10 minutes. Remove form the oven.After 2 minutes tranfer to cookie rack to fully cool.