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Giant Ginger Molasses Cookies

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These Giant Ginger Molasses Cookies are a copycat of an old Panera Bread favorite. Simple, super soft and almost as big as your face!
Course Desserts & Sweet Treats
Cuisine American
Keyword ginger, holiday, molasses
Prep Time 20 mins
Additional Time 25 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings 10 giant cookies
Calories 379
Author Laurie McNamara


  • cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup unsulphured molasses
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar for rolling cookie dough


  • Preheat your oven to 375° and line a baking sheet with a silpat or parchment.
  • Sift the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and ginger into a medium bowl and set aside.
  • Cream the butter and dark brown sugar on high speed until light and fluffy {about 1-2 minutes}. On medium speed beat in the egg and molasses, increase the speed to high and mix until it no longer looks curdled.
  • On low speed, gradually add flour mixture, stop once combined. Use a 1/4 cup scoop to measure each cookie and roll them into large balls.
  • Toss each cookie ball into the granulated sugar and place 4 cookies onto the prepared baking sheet spaced a few inches apart as they will spread. With dampened fingers, press down the center of each cookie.
  • Bake in your preheated oven for 10-12 minutes.
  • Remove the pan let cool for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack. Repeat until all are baked.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 379kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 296mg | Potassium: 197mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 454IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 2mg