Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies


Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

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Chocolate lovers get ready because we have the perfect Christmas cookie recipe for you. These Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies combine the traditional flavors of Christmas with the rich and delicious taste of chocolate. If you're looking for quick, easy cookie recipes to bring to a Christmas cookie exchange, these are sure to be a hit. Make a batch for yourself and one to give to someone special this holiday season!


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Chilling Time2 hr

Cooking Time12 min


  • 7 ounces semisweet chocolate
  • 1 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened Dutch process cocoa powder
  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup unsulfured molasses
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

  2. Chop chocolate into 1/4 inch chunks and set aside.

  3. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, ground ginger, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and cocoa.

  4. In a bowl with an electric mixer, beat butter and grated ginger until whitened, about 4 minutes. Add brown sugar, beat until combines. Add molasses, beat until combined.

  5. In a small bowl dissolve baking soda in 1 1/2 teaspoons boiling water.

  6. Beat half of flour mixture into butter mixture. Beat in baking soda mixture, then remaining half of flour mixture.

  7. Mix in chocolate, turn out onto plastic wrap, wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours or more.

  8. Roll dough into 1 1/2 inch balls and roll in sugar. Place on baking sheet 2 inches apart. Bake until the surfaces crack slightly, 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes.

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Has anyone tried these? Can you shape them like actual gingerbread cookies? I LOVE gingerbread cookies and am so amazed how easy they are to make. I have never thought to combine gingerbread with chocolate so this recipe looks great!


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