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Talkeetna Roadhouse Ginger Molasses Cookies

Ginger Cookies

Soft, buttery, chewy molasses cookies with just a hint of ginger. I used to think you could only get them from the Roadhouse in Talkeetna, Alaska – one of the best-kept secrets in Alaska. Not true anymore! These cookies taste just like the Roadhouse special, and you can make them in your own home – no travel necessary!

These cookies are rich, so they go perfectly with a glass of milk. As the weather gets cooler, you might also consider pairing them with hot chocolate or apple cider!

Ginger Molasses Cookies (Talkeetna Roadhouse Copycat)
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Soft, chewy molasses cookies with a hint of tangy ginger!
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
25 min
  1. 3/4 cup butter
  2. 1 cup sugar
  3. 1 egg
  4. 1/4 cup molasses
  5. 2 1/3 cups flour
  6. 2 tsp baking soda
  7. 1/2 tsp salt
  8. 1 tsp cinnamon
  9. 1/2 tsp cloves
  10. 1/2 tsp ginger
  11. 1/2 cup sugar (for rolling dough)
  1. Whip butter and 1 cup sugar together until creamy.
  2. Add egg and molasses and mix.
  3. Stir in flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger. Mix.
  4. Roll dough into balls and roll in 1/2 cup sugar. Place sugared dough balls on baking sheet.
  5. Bake at 375 ° for 8-10 minutes.
  1. Talkeetna Roadhouse cookies are large and flat. To get that shape, just flatten the dough balls a little with your hands before baking. They will spread out and give you the larger, flatter cookie.
  2. Taking these out before they're fully done and letting them develop on the sheet is the best way to make sure you get a soft, chewy cookie.
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These cookies have an amazing texture- they’re so soft and fluffy, they practically melt in your mouth. Getting that texture starts by whipping the butter and sugar well. I usually start my mixer and let it go for 3-5 minutes to make sure that everything’s super creamy. 

Once that’s done, I just add the rest of the ingredients and mix them together. The dough is slightly sticky, but you should still be able to roll it. If it’s too wet, just add a little more flour to get it where it needs to be. 

Ginger Molasses Cookies

This part’s my favorite. You get to roll the dough into roughly 1″ balls, then roll them in the sugar. Make sure they’re coated all the way around. If you like your cookies slightly fluffy, then just put the balls on the baking sheet. Talkeetna Roadhouse cookies are flatter. If you’re looking for that style, flatten the balls slightly with your hands before baking. Like this:

Ginger Molasses Cookies

Flattened up and ready to bake!

The cookies need to bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes. I usually take them out at 8 minutes even if they’re not completely done. Cookies will continue to bake on the sheet for several minutes after you remove them from the oven. Doing it this way will give you a perfectly done cookie with that soft chewiness factor! Enjoy!

Ginger Molasses Cookies

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