Ginger Maple Cookies Recipe
I love a good ginger cookie, but sometimes it needs a little something extra. This easy to make maple flavored icing is the perfect accompaniment to a chewy ginger cookie base. This recipe is simple to mix together and doesn’t contain any odd ingredients, so you likely already have everything you need for this in your pantry!
Can You Substitute Maple Syrup for Molasses in Ginger Cookies?
While the texture of maple syrup and molasses are similar, the taste does vary. That being said, you can make the swap if you do not have molasses on hand or simply do not like it.
If you enjoy this recipe, then you may like my Turtle Cookies recipe. Another great choice are my Dutch Apple Pie Cookies.
Can You Freeze This Cookie Dough?
I am a big fan of freezing cookie dough. The cookie dough can be frozen as a whole batch of dough or it can be scooped into cookie dough balls. When you are ready to bake the cookies, take the dough out and let it thaw. Once it is thawed, then you can bae the cookies as normal.
I recommend flash-freezing by making into cookie dough balls and placing them on a baking sheet in the freezer for 1 hour. Then, you will take those semi-frozen cookie dough balls and drop them into a freezer storage bag you have labeled and dated.
Ingredients for Ginger Maple Cookies
(full amounts in recipe box below)
- Ground ginger
- Baking soda
- Ground cinnamon
- Kosher salt
- Unsalted sweet cream butter
- Dark molasses
Ingredients for Maple Icing
- Unsalted sweet cream butter
- Powdered sugar
- Maple syrup
How to Make Ginger Molasses Cookies
In a large bowl, mix together the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Next, you will place the butter and sugar into a different bowl and cream together until smooth and creamy.
Now, preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Next, mix together your cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl.
Scoop the cookie dough and roll into balls to then roll in the cinnamon sugar mixture.
Place on the baking sheet, and bake for 10 minutes.
How to Make Maple Icing
Mix together the powdered sugar, maple, and cinnamon. Now, pour the icing into a baggie and cut off the tip to then drizzle on the cookies before serving. I recommend allowing the icing to set and dry for 30 minutes before serving.
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Ginger Maple Cookies
- 2 C flour
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 3/4 C unsalted sweet cream butter softened
- 1 C sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 C dark molasses
- 1/3 C sugar plus 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 4 tbsp unsalted sweet cream butter melted
- 2 c powdered sugar
- 2 tsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and place parchment paper onto cookie sheets
- Using a large bowl, whisk together the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon and salt
- Using a standing mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until creamy
- Beat in the egg and molasses
- Gradually mix in the flour until combined
- Place into the fridge for an hour
- Place the 1/3 C sugar and cinnamon into a small bowl
- Using a small ice cream scooper, scoop out some dough and roll into a ball
- Roll the dough into the sugar and place onto the cookie sheets
- Place 2in apart on the cookie sheets and bake in the oven for 10 minutes
- Using a small bowl, melt the butter and allow to cool for a few minutes
- Mix in the powdered sugar, maple and cinnamon
- Pour into a ziplock bag and cut the tip off
- Drizzle onto the cookies and allow to dry for 30 minutes before enjoying.
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