30 cookies (serving size: 1 cookie)

These drop cookies are terrific with a cup of coffee or tea—and easy for guests to eat while they play games. For the best flavor, make sure your spices are fresh; if they smell strong, they are good to use.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 6 ingredients (through salt), stirring with a whisk.

Step 3

Combine butter and 1/4 cup sugar in a medium bowl, and beat with a mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy (about 3 minutes). Beat in 3 tablespoons milk, molasses, and vanilla extract. Add flour mixture to butter mixture, and beat on low speed until blended. Shape dough into a 6-inch disk. Cover and chill for 30 minutes.

Step 4

Lightly coat hands with cooking spray. Shape dough into 30 balls (about 2 teaspoons each). Place remaining 1/2 cup sugar in a shallow bowl. Roll dough balls in sugar; place 2 inches apart on baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Flatten balls slightly with the bottom of a glass. Bake at 350° for 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on pans 4 minutes. Remove cookies from pans; cool completely on wire racks.

Ratings & Reviews

rachelcooks's Review

December 09, 2009
Perfectly moist/crunchy and my favorite blend of spicy and sweet. Can't go wrong! Just may need to double the recipe next time.

ashleycovelli's Review

December 06, 2008
These cookies turned out really tasty! They're really soft, even the next day. I sent some to work with DH, and his co-workers dubbed them "Ginger Clouds".

tcamp33's Review

November 17, 2008
Easy to make and people enjoyed it. My only variations were to use a half and half blend of butter and shortening because that's what I had on hand. Next time I will increase the spice amounts and maybe add a dash of black pepper. I like a very spicy spice cookie.