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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

Ingredients

  • 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, trace fiber), 1g protein

Directions

  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
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!"

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merrycarrie
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"

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lisadritchie
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2012

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

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Drasphinx
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."

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skywaitress
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2012

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

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FlyingSpaz12
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2010

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

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carolyncook
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2010

"A big hit at Thanksgiving dinner!"

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pasvaton
Reviewed May. 12, 2010

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

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