Stupid-Easy Recipe for Soft Chocolate Ginger Cookies (#1 Top-Rated)


These soft chocolate ginger cookies are all the best holiday flavors baked into one cookie.

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this easy-to-make recipe for Soft Chocolate Ginger Cookies.

1. Info for Soft Chocolate Ginger Cookies

  • Cook Time: 27 min
  • Total Time: 27 min
  • Servings: 24
  • Calories: 139.57 kcal

2. Ingredients for Soft Chocolate Ginger Cookies

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar (packed)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

3. Directions:

3.1 Prep

Line two baking sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper. Set aside.

Place the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar in a medium mixing bowl. Use a hand mixer to beat on medium speed until well combined, about 1 minute. Add the egg, molasses, and vanilla extract and continue to beat until smooth, about 30 seconds.

Sift the flour, cocoa powder, spices, baking soda, and salt into the bowl. Beat on low speed, scraping the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula as needed, until a smooth dough forms.

Divide the cookie dough into 24 balls, using about 2 tablespoons for each, and arrange on baking sheets at least 1 inch apart. Transfer the sheets to the freezer while oven preheats, 10-15 minutes. Alternately, place dough balls on a small baking sheet or large plate to freeze, then transfer to the baking sheets for baking.

3.2 Preheat

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

3.3 Oven

Bake the cookies on middle rack of oven until puffy and cracked, 15-17 minutes.

3.4 Check

Check to see that cookies are done. Remove from oven or add time as needed.

3.5 Serve

Allow the cookies to rest and firm up on sheets for 5-10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before serving.


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