Chewy Gingerbread Cookies

On Sundays Glor and I like to bake, not every Sunday mind you, but every once in a while we like to bring out the pans and bake to our heart’s content, especially during the winter months when the wonderful aroma of baked goods drift about the house making it feel cozier than most days. It’s a great activity we enjoy doing together and one I hope we continue to do for many more years to come.

Before you freak out, in case you’re wondering, all the white stuff on the cookies is NOT flour, that is powered sugar…

Now that we got that out of the way… We got the itch for some gingerbread cookies over the weekend so we decided to go on the prowl for new recipes. We went to Pinterest and looked up gingerbread, but not for the traditional recipes since we didn’t want to spend too much time in the kitchen. We came across this recipe and decided to give it a try. We couldn’t be happier with the delicious results! I’m betting you’re gonna find them perfect too!

Chewy Gingerbread Cookies



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  • 1 box yellow cake mix

  • 2 eggs

  • 1/3 cup melted butter

  • 2 tsp ginger

  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves

  • 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon

  • 1/4 cup molasses

  • 1 cup powdered sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a mixing bowl combine cake mix, eggs, oil, ginger, cloves, cinnamon, and molasses.
  • Drop spoonfuls of batter into the powdered sugar and roll them around so they are completely coated. The batter is really sticky so this part gets a little messy.
  • Place on prepared baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes or until slighlty brown and begining to crack.

The boxed caked is what got me on the minimal ingredient list for this cookie recipe. And the ease at which it takes to make these, I mean come on, you can’t go wrong with a batch like this. They came out slightly crunchy on the outer edges and soft and chewy on the center, just the way I like my cookies! Loaded with flavor these will be a hit in your kitchen this year, I kid you not.

We’re skipping the cookie cutter this year and opting for powder sugar all over the counter. And just as an FYI, you can always view snippets of my recipes on my Instagram recipes highlights tab where I keep them stored.

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