Featured Recipe: Ginger Spice Cookies

Mmm…smells like Christmas! And these cookies are delicious seasonal treats while hosting family and friends or when attending cookie exchanges. Here's this week's tasty go-to recipe recommended by Debbie McFadden that she discovered from her friends at the Iowa Egg Council!

Made with warm spices – ginger, cinnamon, cloves – these cookies are perfect for the cold winter months! These delicious cookies are rolled in spiced sugar before baking for extra flavor.

Key tip: Chilled dough is easier to handle and holds its shape better.

The recipe in its entirety is posted here at the Iowa Egg Council website (full of terrific, nutritious recipes for any occasion).


  • 3 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3 eggs, room temperature
  • 1/3 cups light unsulphured molasses


  • 1/3 cup turbinado or granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

Yield: 6 1/2 dozen cookies


  1. MIX flour, 1 Tbsp. ginger, 2 tsp. cinnamon, baking soda, salt and cloves in large bowl.
  2. BEAT 2 cups sugar and butter in mixer bowl on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. ADD eggs and molasses; beat on low speed until blended. Gradually ADD flour mixture, beating until blended.
  3. REFRIGERATE, covered, until firm enough to shape, about 1 hour or overnight.

Click here to find out the last two KEY STEPS of the directions (including the temperature of the oven).


Merry Christmas from Debbie

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