Irish Ginger Cookies

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Irish
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 106
Author: Lord Byron's Kitchen
A soft, chewy, moist center with a sugary, crunchy coating; Irish Ginger Cookies are golden nuggets of cookie perfection with the deep ginger flavour we all love.
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  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare a baking sheet with a silicone liner or parchment paper.  Set aside.
  • Using a hand-held mixer, blend together the brown sugar and butter until light and fluffy.
  • Add the egg and salt.  Mix into the butter mixture.
  • Add the flour, baking soda, ground ginger, ground cinnamon, and ground cloves.  Mix until just incorporated.  Do not over mix.
  • Use a small cookie scoop, about 1 tablespoon in size, to scoop the cookie batter into even portions.  Roll into balls and roll into the confectioner's sugar until well coated.
  • Place the dough on the baking sheet, about 1 inch apart.  Bake for 15 minutes.  Remove from oven and immediately transfer to a wire cooling rack to completely cool.


Calories: 106kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 69mg | Potassium: 20mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.4mg