Congratulations to Jen Swayne, our 4th place Day 2 winner for her amazing Orange Ginger Cookies that everyone in our house gobbled up. I’ve never tasted a cookie so unique and perfect for the holidays! I hope you enjoy your KiddieBlanket Toasty Fleece Blanket!


Orange Ginger Cookies

1.25 from 4 votes
Author: Catherine McCord
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 2 1/4 Cups all purpose flour
  • 2 Tsp ground ginger
  • 1 Tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 Tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 Tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 Tsp kosher salt
  • 1 Tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 Cup butter, softened
  • 1 Cup granulated sugar, plus 2 Tbsp sugar for coating
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 Cup molasses
  • 2 Tbsp orange zest
  • 2 Tbsp Orange Juice, fresh squeezed


  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Sift together the first 7 ingredients and set aside.
  • In a large bowl using a hand mixer or standing mixer, cream together butter and 1 cup of sugar until light and fluffy (about 1-2 minutes).
  • Add egg to the creamed butter mixture and beat another minute until combined.
  • Add molasses, orange zest and juice and combine.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet until they are all incorporated. Chill dough for one hour.
  • Shape dough into 1-inch balls then roll them in the remaining 2 tbsp of sugar.
  • Place the balls onto a silpat or parchment lined cookie sheet and slightly flatten using the palm of your hands (make sure cookies are placed about 2 inches away from each other since they will widen when baking).
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  • Cool and serve.


Sodium: 65mg | Sugar: 7g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Calories: 100kcal | Fat: 4g | Protein: 2g | Carbohydrates: 14g
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About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


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  2. These were delicious! Making these as Xmas gifts. Wondering if I can reduce the sugar but 1/2 cup? Will that change the texture of the cookie?

    1. Hi Sandy! Thanks for commenting. So sorry for that glitch. My site just went through a major redesign and some of my older recipes are having some issues. I’ve added the instructions back into this post and hope you can make them soon 🙂

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