This GIANT ginger cookie is perfection: Buttery crisp edges and a soft and chewy center with signature crackling throughout. It takes just one bowl and a few minutes to whip up and makes one single giant cookie about 9-10″ in diameter! We love gifting these in blank pizza boxes throughout the holiday season! This is one of 10 Giant Cookie Recipes and over 70 more pages of holiday goodies perfect for giving in our new e-book, Gifts From the Kitchen! Click here to grab a copy for yourself!
This Cookie is part of our Holiday Giant Cookie Bake-Along where we hand out $50 each day to people who make the cookie and share a photo in our FB group, or on Instagram! Click here for all the details! Congrats to Meagan Reynolds who was selected as our winner on Monday! And if you’d like to see MORE giant cookies, click here for the entire collection!Print
This Giant Soft and Chewy Ginger Cookie is the epitome of Christmas! The buttery texture and perfect blend of spices translate beautifully to this giant cookie!
6 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg yolk
2 tablespoons molasses
1 cup flour (lightly spooned into cup and leveled)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1 pinch salt
2 tablespoons sugar
Extra course sugar, optional
Preheat oven to 350. Line a cookie sheet with parchment. Place butter and sugar in a mixing bowl and beat with a hand mixer until smooth and creamy. Add in egg yolk and molasses and combine.
Add flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and salt all at once and lightly mix together before incorporating into dough with the mixer. Mix until well combined and then (if needed) use hands to pull dough together and roll into a single ball. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons sugar and roll around in bowl to coat.
Place dough ball on a parchment-lined baking sheet and use your hand to gently flatten to about 5-inches in diameter. If desired, sprinkle top of cookie dough with coarse sugar.
Bake for 10-13 minutes. Cookie should look crackly around the outer couple inches and still appear a little soft in the middle. It will continue to crackle as it cools!