Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

My sister made these Martha Stewart cookies recently and I immediately snapped some pics because I knew that I wanted to share the recipe! So yummy!

You can find the recipe and a video right here on Martha's site. I've also posted the recipe after the jump.

Makes 2 dozen

7 ounces best-quality semisweet chocolate
1 1/2 cups plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 1/4 teaspoons ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
1/2 cup dark-brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup unsulfured molasses
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


Chop chocolate into 1/4-inch chunks; set aside. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, ground ginger, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and cocoa.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter and grated ginger until whitened, about 4 minutes. Add brown sugar; beat until combined.
Add molasses; beat until combined.

In a small bowl, dissolve baking soda in 1 1/2 teaspoons boiling water. Beat half of flour mixture into butter mixture. Beat in baking-soda mixture, then remaining half of flour mixture. Mix in chocolate; turn out onto a piece of plastic wrap. Pat dough out to about 1 inch thick; seal with plastic wrap; refrigerate until firm, at least 2hours.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or nonstick baking mats. Roll dough into 2-inch balls; place 2 1/2 inches apart on baking sheets. Refrigerate 20 minutes. Roll dough balls in granulated sugar and return to baking sheets. Transfer to oven and bake until surfaces crack slightly, about 18 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes; transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


at the farmers' market said...

Love your photo!

veggievixen said...

so fantastic. i love ginger cookies, especially with fresh ginger. the chocolate and the cocoa powder sound like great additions. apparently martha can do no wrong!

Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella said...

Oooh very interesting1 They look like a greta take on gingerbread! :D

Carolyn Jung said...

I baked these last Christmas, too. Truly one of my fave all-time cookie recipes.

esme said...

that photo is amazing! mb told me your lighting secret. And those cookies are so good, aren't they? we were trying to go through my martha stewart book and see how everything tasted. i just made cinnamon choc chip pb cookies. the gingerbread ones were better still.

Alexis said...

I have some guests coming over tommorow nite and I think i'm going to try out your recipe. Ginger cookies are delicious :)

Tres Jolie Studios said...

The pictures are great! My mouth is watering for those cookies!

dessert girl said...

Cheryl & Megan: Thanks!

Veggie: Yeah, there are things about Martha that annoy me, but she does have a lot of good ideas!

Esme: Thanks! That's a real compliment coming from you! :-) Those cinnamon choc chip cookies sound good, too!

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