Costco Kirkland Signature Ginger Cookies Review

We always have ginger cookies in our house around the holidays. Sometimes I bake my own, but I’ve also bought quite a few packages of Costco’s Kirkland Signature Ginger Cookies over the past few holiday seasons. I first reviewed them years ago, and I think this is my third time updating the post! Unfortunately the price has gone up a lot since I started the blog (just like the price of pretty much everything else!). I’ve noticed some small changes to the ingredients list too. Are these cookies still worth buying?

Image of an unopened Costco Kirkland Signature Ginger Cookies container sitting on a table.
Costco Kirkland Signature Ginger Cookies.

Other festive delights from the Costco bakery are the Kirkland Signature Yule Log, Kirkland Signature Nanaimo Bars, Kirkland Signature Cranberry Walnut Bread, Kirkland Signature Cranberry Almond Bark, Kirkland Signature Pumpkin Spice Loaf, Kirkland Signature Pumpkin Pie, Kirkland Signature Raspberry Crumble Cookies, Kirkland Signature Peppermint Candy Bark and the Kirkland Signature Christmas Fruit Cake.

Location in Store

You can find the Costco Kirkland Signature Ginger cookies in the bakery department near the other cookies. The item number is 417766.

Image of an opened Costco Kirkland Signature Ginger Cookies container sitting on a table.
I love the sprinkling of sugar on top of the cookies.


I think the Costco ginger cookies are pretty tasty. I do find they’re a little on the sweet side and don’t have as much molasses and ginger flavor as I like. They’re still excellent for a grocery store-bought ginger cookie.

The texture is chewy and soft, the cookies are lightly coated in granulated sugar which adds to the sweetness. The edges of the cookie are slightly crisp and chewy with a softer center.

They’re pretty sweet cookies but I do not find them overly sweet and the ginger flavor is noticeable. There’s just the right amount of ginger and spices to give these a little bit of warmth without being too spicy.

Side view image of a hand holding a ginger cookie with a few bites taken out of it showing the inside of the cookie.
The cookies are nice and chewy but also soft.


The ginger cookies used to cost $7.99 Canadian for 24 cookies but have gone up in price. They now cost $9.99 Canadian. This is still cheaper than stand-alone bakery ginger cookies as well as it’s probably cheaper than baking them from scratch.
If you can’t eat 24 cookies yourself, share some with friends or family.
Closeup image of the front label of the cookies showing cost, ingredients and best before date.
There are 24 cookies in the container that costs $9.99 Canadian.


The cookies freeze well, you can either freeze them in the plastic container they come in or put them in a Ziploc bag. Making ginger cookies from scratch can be time and labor-intensive.

It can also be hard for some to achieve a delicious-tasting ginger cookie.

Top down image of a plate of ginger cookies sitting on a table.
They taste amazing with a cold glass of milk!

The best-before date is five days from the date the cookies were packed on. I love dipping these in a glass of cold milk. I think they’d also be pretty popular at a holiday potluck or party.



One cookie contains 220 calories, seven grams of fat, 170 mg of sodium, 36 grams of carbohydrates, one gram of fibre, 20 grams of sugar and two grams of protein.

The cookies are a decent size so 220 calories and seven grams of fat doesn’t seem unreasonable to me.


The ingredients list has changed from when I first reviewed these in 2018. There is no longer artificial flavor, sodium aluminum phosphate, soy lecithin, monoglycerides or caramel listed on the ingredients.

It seems like Costco is trying to get into more natural ingredients with these cookies. The cookies contain wheat, milk and egg and may contain soy, tree nuts, peanuts, sesame, barley, rye and oats.

Image of the old Costco Kirkland Signature Ginger Cookies ingredients list
The old Kirkland Signature Ginger Cookie ingredients.
Image of the new Costco Kirkland Signature Ginger Cookies ingredients.
The new Kirkland Signature Ginger Cookies ingredients.


Taste: 8/10

Cost: 8/10

Convenience: 10/10

Nutrition: 0/10


Give it a try!

I like these cookies and look forward to having them every year. I usually share my 24 cookies with my parents.

What do you think of the Costco Kirkland Signature Ginger Cookies?

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14 thoughts on “Costco Kirkland Signature Ginger Cookies Review”

  1. Dang it! All you folks complaining that you can’t get these cookies all year long should be happy you can get them at all!! 😝 Costco doesn’t seem to think that Ontario should have them, along with the peanut butter ones and seasonal shortbread. I even contacted the corporate bakery buyer and was told something about “marketing decisions” blah blah blah. 🤷🏼‍♀️

  2. My husband loves these and cannon wait until they have them again. He freezes them also and just puts in microwave for few seconds as he likes them a bit warm to get the ginger taste more. sometimes when new batches for the year starts he may have some still frozen from previous year but he keeps asking our daughter for them lol

  3. Holy moly 20g sugar per cookie?? That translates to approximately 5 teaspoons!! Unfortunately Costco doesn’t carry these in Ontario so maybe that’s a good thing lol 😝. They’ve also discontinued their peanut butter cookies and traditional shortbread too 🥲

      • I still make my own ginger cookies and it doesn’t cost me $10 for 24 cookies, even I use real butter. I NEVER use margarine! Yuch! If I see margarine listed in the ingredients, I put it back! And sadly, all of their products include margarine. 😢

  4. Ginger cookies are my favorite and I looked for them last year as well, with no luck. But now I’m sad because I’m keto and can’t eat it. At least I get to enjoy them vicariously through you.

    Question: how does freezing affect the texture? I’ve always had a problem with cookies being too hard after freezing, and I’m only really into chewy ginger cookies. I used to buy the ones at Starbucks. How do they compare to Starbucks?

  5. I wanted to know why Costo only sells these Ginger cookies at Christmas.My husband and I love these cookies and usually buy 3 or 4 pkgs but didn’t get there in time to get any this year .Would buy them all year long if available


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