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

2.23 from 9 votes
Author: Catherine McCord
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes



  • 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.


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


    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 🙂

  1. 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?

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  3. I’ve done a TON of research, talked to Doctors, chefs, nutritionist, etc..and here’s what I’m recommending and living by with my family. When it comes to sugars, everything in moderation. I wish that agave was a true “get out of jail free card”. Most of the sweet recipes online and in cookbooks use white and brown sugar, so I try to use different sweeteners like agave, rice syrup, honey, etc.. in my recipes to offer a choice. I love agave for it’s neutral flavor, smooth texture and sweet taste. We use agave a lot of the time in our house, but sometimes we want a traditional cookie with sugar or white cupcakes which can’t be made with anything, but white sugar. I tested them with different type of sweeteners, but they just weren’t any good. When I make lemonade, I love using agave. It’s just about finding that balance.

    One of my chef friends who owns a restaurant that serves 80% of the food from his farm said that there’s a council for everything. The dairy council, the sugar council, meat etc… There are articles saying that agave is the best thing in the world and others that say it’s the worst. This again goes back to balance!

  4. Dear Catherine~
    What is your take on the Agave Nectar? Healthy or not?

    Thanks for all you do…love your site…Missouri Grandma

  5. Thanks all for reporting back on the sweetener use. I’m gonna try these later in the week with honey.

  6. I made them as Christmas gift for relatives….they are DELICIOUS!!! They have also such an “elegant”taste so cool for gifts 😉

    I substituted honey instead of molasses. They turned out perfectly!

    Thanks Catherine and Jen!!!!!!

  7. Really? I always thought they were good. I need to research on them too. Anyway, I really like the subtle brown color of those cookies. They’re so perfect.

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  9. Not sure how it will hold up, since you need the dough to be stiff and the honey or agave might make it loose.

  10. Agave nectar isn’t a health food it turns out. Throw it away. Do your research. I threw mine away. Now I have raw honey as a sweetner.

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