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Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

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Freshly grated ginger? And chocolate? Together? Who would have guessed? There oughta be a law against it!

Ingredients

  • 1-½ cup All-purpose Flour
  • 1-¼ teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoons Ground Cloves
  • ¼ teaspoons Nutmeg
  • 1 Tablespoon Cocoa Powder
  • ½ cups Softened Butter
  • 1 Tablespoon Freshly Grated Ginger
  • ½ cups Lightly Packed Brown Sugar
  • ½ cups Molasses
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1-½ teaspoon Hot Water
  • 14 ounces, weight Chocolate Chips
  • 1 cup Sugar

Preparation

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Butter cookies sheets.

Cream butter and freshly grated ginger together with an electric mixer till nice and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Add the brown sugar and mix. Add the molasses and beat until combined.

Sift together flour, ground ginger, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and cocoa in a separate bowl. In a small bowl, dissolve the baking soda in the hot water. Add half of the flour mixture to the butter mixture and beat. Add in the baking soda and mix, followed by the remaining flour mixture. And for the piece de resistance … add the chocolate chips and combine.

Using a mellon- baller, scoop out the dough into 1 1/2-inch balls, dredging them in sugar to coat, and place on the cookie sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes until their surfaces begin to crack. Cool and eat the entire batch before your kiddos get home from school. Dab melted chocolate chips at the corner of your mouth to clean up the evidence, and serve them plates of celery and carrots instead. They’ll never know that they’re missing.

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Cathy Youell on 4.5.2014

This is a cookie that men love!

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Whisk Together on 10.14.2012

The recipe is in Martha Stewart’s Cookies book with the change of two ingredient amounts. I do wish this would be mentioned.

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abneiman on 11.21.2010

I made these this weekend and they were a huge hit, yum!

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jeweld on 2.28.2010

Delicious! Make sure you watch the how long these are in the oven- too long and they get hard fast. But get it just right and…

man… they are HEAVENLY. Just the right amount of chewy and spicy. Fantastic. Thank you for sharing this!

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3bakingsheets on 2.16.2010

I made these over Christmas and again last month…they are my absolute favorite cookie in the world.

Ridic, as the kids say.

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cookfromscratch on 9.23.2016

These are a favorite of ours. My friend Sarah calls them “crack cookies” because they are so addictive! At first, I wondered about the mix of ginger, molasses, and chocolate, but they REALLY work together beautifully!

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Elizabeth on 12.14.2012

Flavorful and delicious! I gave these away as Christmas gifts and they were loved! People couldn’t believe they were homemade.

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Mandy on 12.23.2011

Rich flavor with a lot of depth. A perfect holiday cookie! LOVE!

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irishheart on 12.23.2011

Absolutely wonderful! Soft, chewy and full of chocolate…what more could you ask for? A keeper!

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allhomemade on 5.5.2011

These are fantastic! They have great flavor and texture. I think they also have a certain sophistication that would make them especially good for hostess gifts — something about them just makes you want to wrap them in cellophane tied with a fancy ribbon.

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