Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

The chocolate gingerbread cookies are the perfect combination of Christmas flavors. Slightly chewy with a crunchy bite you’ll love all the ginger flavor packed into these beauties. 

The chocolate gingerbread cookies are the perfect combination of Christmas flavors. Slightly chewy with a crunchy bite you'll love all the ginger flavor packed into these beauties.

Do you love gingerbread or hate it? I feel like gingerbread is one of those all in or hate types of food. Sorta like cilantro. Personally, I think gingerbread is the bomb diggity. How can you not love molasses (I will admit it smells a little funky) and ginger? I’m actually serious. If you hate either items let me know why. I’m alway interested in why someone finds a food I adore awful.

Wanna know a food I hate? Fish. Why? It tastes like fish (lame answer) and has a weird texture.

The chocolate gingerbread cookies are the perfect combination of Christmas flavors. Slightly chewy with a crunchy bite you'll love all the ginger flavor packed into these beauties.

Ok, enough rambling. Do you want to see the recipe for these amazing cookies? They are gingerbready (which I’m claiming is a word) and stuffed with dark chocolate chips and crystallized ginger. Head on over to Katrina’s Kitchen and check out this chocolate gingerbread cookie recipe and all of the other delicious cookie recipes that live on her site.

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Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

The chocolate gingerbread cookies are the perfect combination of Christmas flavors. Slightly chewy with a crunchy bite you'll love all the ginger flavor packed into these beauties.

Yield: 5 dozen cookies

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutesper batch

Total Time: 60 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon black cocoa powder or Dutch-process
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips, chopped
  • 1/2 cup finely diced crystallized ginger
  • 1/3 cup demerara sugar

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 325°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or a silpat liner.

Whisk together flour, cocoa powder, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, kosher salt, cloves and nutmeg.

In a bowl of an electric mixer add butter and brown sugar. Beat on medium speed until fluffy.
Pour in molasses and beat until combined.

Slowly add in flour mixture until just combined. Dump in chocolate chips and crystallized ginger and mix just until incorporated.

Using a 2 teaspoon cookies scoop, scoop out cookies, roll into a ball and roll in demerara sugar.

Add cookies to prepare baking sheet, leaving at least 1 inch in between cookies.

Bake for about 10 to 12 minutes. The tops of the cookies should just start to crack.

Let cookies cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes and then cool completely on a baking rack.

15 Responses to “Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies”

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    Audra | The Baker Chick — December 20, 2013 at 11:18 am

    I love ginger and molasses and I’m sure I’d adore these cookies! (I do hate cilantro though!!)

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — December 20, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    This giveaway warms my heart. SOOOOO much great stuff here!

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    Shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com — December 20, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    Love that you used crystallized ginger in these cookies! I love that stuff!
    And thanks for hosting this giveaway!

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    Shaina — December 20, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    I made gingerbread cookies with white chocolate chips tonight and they were delicious! Your cookies sound great,too!

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — December 20, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    I lovvvee gingerbread! I don’t understand how anyone can hate it!

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    Karen - Cinnamon Freud — December 21, 2013 at 12:31 am

    Gingerbread flavors is not my #1 favorite but I would never turn down a dessert. These cookies look good!

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    Renee - Kudos Kitchen — December 21, 2013 at 8:55 am

    Chocolate and gingerbread…what a great combination! Your cookies look great! Merry Christmas to you and your hubby, Brandy!

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    grace — December 21, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    fine way to improve upon gingerbread cookies! they look lovely. 🙂

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    Mimi — December 21, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    This is the ultimate giveaway for bakers!

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    Joanne — December 21, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    I actually don’t like molasses very much (something about the bitterness) but I do love gingerbread cookies. So I guess it evens out. And I’m sure i’d love them even more with chocolate in them!

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    Rebecca — December 21, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    Stuffed with dark chocolate chips?! I’m down with that.

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    Blond Duck — December 22, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    Sounds delicious!

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    Hali Waite — December 25, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    These cookies look amazing!

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    Chris — December 27, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    Thank you for making this prize possible.

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    Stacey Lehwald — December 27, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    OMG these cookies look amazing! Can hardly wait to try them! All ingredients I love:)

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