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Soft Gingerbread Cookies

These soft gingerbread cookies are more of a one-bowl simple cookie that can be mixed up in just a few minutes! My kind of cookie!!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: soft gingerbread cookie recipe, soft gingerbread cookies
Servings: 18 cookies


  • 1 stick butter room temperature
  • 2 tablespoon refined coconut oil soft
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup + 2 tablespoon sugar
  • ¼ cup unsulphured blackstrap molasses
  • teaspoon of each: salt, clove, nutmeg and black pepper
  • 1 ½ teaspoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • A couple of dashes of cayenne pepper optional
  • 2 cups unbleached flour


  • Preheat oven to 350
  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk butter, coconut oil, egg, sugar, and molasses together until well combined.
  • Whisk in salt and all the spices.
  • Whisk in the baking soda.
  • With a wooden spoon mix in flour one cup at a time. The dough will seem dry but it will come together.
  • Once the dough is mixed well, take a golf ball size of dough and roll into a quick ball and place on the cookie sheet until all the dough is gone. (Like pictured above)
  • Take a teaspoon or less of sugar in the palm of your hand and sprinkle a little sugar on each one.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes.