Chocolate Gingersnaps Recipe
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Chocolate Gingersnaps Recipe

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When my daughter, Jennifer, was 15 years old, she created this recipe as a way to combine two of her favorite flavors. They're great with a glass of milk.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 36 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking cocoa
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 7 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 69 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 63mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0g fiber), 1g protein .


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the molasses, water and gingerroot. Combine the flour, cocoa, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in chocolate. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until easy to handle.
  2. Shape dough into 1-in. balls; roll in sugar. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets.
  3. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until tops begin to crack. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Chocolate Gingersnaps in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2007, p85

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RMR0828 237576
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2015

"I brought these cookies into work one afternoon and within 20 minutes every single cookie was gone. Not even a crumb left! Just the right amount of spice and then mellowed by the chocolate. Delicious!"

merrycarrie 222419
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2015

"An absolute favorite and the more I share these cookies with friends, the more folks claim it's their favorite too. YUMMMMMMM"

lisadritchie 64232
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2012

"This is my favorite winter cookie. It has become a most requested around the holidays."

Drasphinx 71198
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2012

"Baked these for my church's bazaar and people just loved them! I have even got requests to make them again this year."

skywaitress 82881
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2012

"Impressed that a 15 year old developed this recipe! Will make these soon and rate it here!"

FlyingSpaz12 82879
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2010

"These cookies are a great combinations of chocolate and ginger!!! They are amazing!!! I will make these again and again!!!"

carolyncook 141749
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2010

"A big hit at Thanksgiving dinner!"

pasvaton 92958
Reviewed May. 12, 2010

"These are now my favorate cookie. Love them!"

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