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We're making Chewy Ginger Cookies for day TWO of Christmas Cookie and Candy week. These cookies are chewy, a little crunchy, totally fluffy, perfectly spiced, and sweetened with maple syrup! showmetheyummy.com #christmascookies #gingercookies
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4.91 from 10 votes

Chewy Ginger Cookies

These Chewy Ginger Cookies are the perfect holiday cookie! They're perfectly spiced, a little bit crunchy, soft and chewy, and packed with flavor!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chewy, christmas cookie, holiday dessert
Servings: 18 cookies
Calories: 185kcal
Author: Jennifer Debth


Wet Ingredients

  • 3/4 cups unsalted butter melted
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar + more for rolling
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup

Dry Ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  • Whisk together wet ingredients in a large bowl. Set aside.
  • Stir together dry ingredients in another bowl.
  • Stir dry ingredients into wet ingredients.
  • Cover with saran wrap and chill 30 minutes in the fridge.
  • Roll the dough into balls using a 1.5 tablespoon cookie scoop, then roll each ball in the extra granulated sugar.
  • Place cookie dough balls on prepared baking sheet and place back in fridge for an additional 30 minutes to an hour.*
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and bake for 12-16 minutes, or until the tops are golden.**
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*The longer these refrigerate, the less the spread.
**Bake 6-8 cookies at a time as these do spread a little bit. :)


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 185kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 135mg | Potassium: 46mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 0.8mg