Christmas Recipes

Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

These gingerbread cookies have all the chew of your favorite molasses cookie and, for an added bonus, surprise you with bursts of melted chocolate. We like them served warm from the oven, but they'll stay soft and chewy for several days when stored in an airtight container.

Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

Prep: 10 to 15 min | Bake: 10 to 12 min | Yield: 30 to 32 cookies


  • 1 3/4 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon King Arthur All-Purpose Baking Cocoa, or Dutch-process cocoa
  • 1/2 cup (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate mini chips
  • 5 tablespoons Swedish pearl sugar


  1. Heat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper, or grease lightly.
  2. Combine the flour, baking soda, spices, salt, and cocoa.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat the butter with the sugar until light and creamy.
  4. Add the molasses and beat until combined.
  5. Beat in the dry ingredients, then stir in the chips.
  6. Scoop the dough a tablespoon at a time; a tablespoon cookie scoop works well here. Roll the top portion of each dough ball in pearl sugar.
  7. Place the unbaked cookies 1 1/2 inches apart, sugar side up, onto the prepared baking sheets.
  8. Bake the cookies for 10 to 12 minutes, until their surface begins to crack.
  9. Remove from the oven, cool on the pan for 5 minutes, then transfer the cookies to a rack to cool completely.

Don't have mini chips? Try pulsing the same quantity of chunks or chips in a food processor. The uneven pieces of chocolate will make each bite a different chocolate experience.


Recipe and photo used with permission from: King Arthur Flour

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