Molasses Ginger Cookies with Chocolate Chunks

Molasses Ginger Cookies with Chocolate Chunks

A half-cup of molasses give these chocolate cookies an original taste and texture.

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Bake Time: 10 minutes
  • Servings: Makes 27 cookies


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, and spices and cocoa in a large bowl. Set aside.
  2. With a stand or hand mixer, cream together butter and 1/3 cup dark brown and 1/3 cup granulated sugar until light and fluffy, 2-3 minutes.
  3. Beat in egg yolk. Add molasses and vanilla. Add flour mixture. Mix until combined and no flour pockets remain. Stir in chocolate chunks and candied ginger.
  4. Chill dough until firm.
  5. Place 1/2 cup granulated sugar in a small bowl.
  6. Roll 1 ounce tablespoonfuls of cookie dough into balls and roll in reserved sugar. Place on cookie sheet 2 inches apart. Bake 10-12 minutes, rotating after 5 minutes, until beginning to crack and edges are just set. Do not overbake.
  7. Let cookies cool briefly on baking sheet then transfer to a cooling rack and cool completely.

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