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Maple-Glazed Soft Gingerbread Cookies

These nicely spiced, big soft ginger cookies are made extra special with a drizzle of maple glaze. Perfect for the holiday season!

Maple-Glazed Soft Gingerbread Cookies

My kids both love it when I make cookies so I surprised them recently with a big batch of these maple-glazed soft gingerbread cookies. I found the recipe on Pinch of Yum and they looked so irresistible and perfect for the Christmas cookie season. They are crisp around the edges, soft in the center, they have a wonderful ginger flavor and a deliciously sweet maple glaze. These cookies were super simple to throw together and put HUGE SMILES on my teenagers’ faces.

Maple-Glazed Soft Gingerbread Cookies

How to Make Maple-Glazed Soft Gingerbread Cookies

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, and ginger together in a small bowl; mix well.

In a separate bowl, beat the butter and sugar together with a mixer or hand mixer until fluffy, about 1-2 minutes. Add the molasses and egg and continue to beat until well combined.

Gradually mix in the flour mixture until a soft dough forms.

Use a cookie scoop or spoon dough into rounds of about 2 tablespoons each, then roll them sugar until evenly coated. Place a few inches apart on the prepared baking sheet.

Maple-Glazed Soft Gingerbread Cookies

Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the tops are set and the edges are lightly golden. Remove from the oven and cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool.

Maple-Glazed Soft Gingerbread Cookies

How to Make the Maple Glaze

Make the maple glaze by combining the powdered sugar, maple syrup, and melted butter together until creamy and smooth.

Place the wire rack of cookies over a piece of parchment paper and drizzle the maple glaze over each cookie. Serve and enjoy.

Store cookies in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Maple-Glazed Soft Gingerbread Cookies

Maple-Glazed Soft Gingerbread Cookies

Maple-Glazed Soft Gingerbread Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24
Author: Pam - For the Love of Cooking / Original by Pinch of Yum

Ingredients

Soft Gingerbread Cookies:

  • cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1½-2 tsp ground ginger
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • cup molasses
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • Granulated sugar for rolling **About 2-3 tbsp

Maple Glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup real maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  • Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, and ginger together in a small bowl; mix well.
  • In a separate bowl, beat the butter and sugar together with a stand mixer or hand mixer until fluffy, about 1-2 minutes. Add the molasses and egg and continue to beat until well combined. 
  • Gradually mix in the flour mixture until a soft dough forms. 
  • Use a cookie scoop or spoon dough into rounds of about 2 tablespoons each, then roll them sugar until evenly coated. Place a few inches apart on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the tops are set and the edges are lightly golden. Remove from the oven and cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool.
  • Make the maple glaze by combining the powdered sugar, maple syrup, melted butter, and a pinch of salt together until creamy and smooth.
  • Place the wire rack of cookies over a piece of parchment paper and drizzle the maple glaze over each cookie. Serve and enjoy.
  • Store cookies in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.How to Make the Maple Glaze
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