Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

These chocolate gingerbread cookies are the perfect twist on your favorite gingerbread flavor. You’ll love them! GUEST POST: Nutmeg Nanny

Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies by Nutmeg Nanny

Growing up gingerbread was not something that made an appearance on my holiday table. We rocked the classic sugar cookies, buckeyes (Go Bucks!), fudge and homemade candy, but never gingerbread. It wasn’t until I was much older, and living on my own, that I finally gave gingerbread a fair try. Why oh why was I not eating this my whole life? Gingerbread rocks!

That’s why when Katrina asked me if I wanted to be a part of her cookie event I immediately said yes and immediately knew I was going to make something gingerbready. Is that a word? Gingerbready? I don’t know. I’m going to assume it’s a word and keep on using it. No judging.

Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies by Nutmeg Nanny

Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

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Yield: 5 dozen

Cook Time: 10-12 minutes

These chocolate gingerbread cookies are the perfect twist on your favorite gingerbread flavor. You'll love them!

Ingredients:

1 3/4 cups 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 kosher salt
1 tablespoon black cocoa powder (or Dutch-process)
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 crystalized ginger
1/3 cup demerara sugar

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or a silpat liner.
  2. Whisk together flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, salt, and cocoa powder.
  3. In a bowl of an electric mixer add butter and brown sugar. Beat on medium speed until fluffy.
  4. Pour in molasses and beat until combined.
  5. Slowly add in flour mixture until just combined. Dump in chocolate chips and crystalized ginger and mix just until incorporated.
  6. Using a 2 teaspoon cookies scoop, scoop out cookies, roll into a ball and roll in demerara sugar.
  7. Add cookies to prepare baking sheet, leaving at least 1 inch in between cookies.
  8. Bake for about 10 to 12 minutes. The tops of the cookies should just start to crack.
  9. Let cookies cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes and then cool completely on a baking rack.

Guest Post by Nutmeg Nanny | Recipe slightly adapted from King Arthur Flour

A new cookie recipe every day in December- a virtual blogger cookie swap!

This post is part of our Third Annual I’ll Bring the COOKIES Virtual Blogger Cookie Swap. Be sure to check back here every day in December leading up to Christmas where some of the best bloggers will be sharing their favorite cookie recipe! You can also follow along Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google+ with the hashtag #BringtheCOOKIES. Thank you to OXO for being our exclusive #BringtheCOOKIES sponsor.  Be sure to visit Brandy’s blog, Nutmeg Nanny to enter a sweet OXO Baking Prize Pack. 

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3 Responses to “Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies”

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    Shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com — December 20, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    Love the use of crystallized ginger in these gingerbread cookies – Thanks so much for this recipe!

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    Angie — December 20, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    These cookies look amazing! I love the chocolate and gingerbread combo!

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    Ashley Bee @ Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine — December 20, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    So, in my head it never registered that gingerbread = ginger. D’OH. I love the idea of using crystalized ginger though, very cool!

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