Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies
Total TimePrep: 40 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
This is supposed to be chocolate gingerbread recipe, not design. Where's the ginger?
Dough was super crumbly and frustrating to work with. Would NOT recommend these.
When I made these, I added a couple more Tbsp of butter and some extra cocoa. They weren't the best cookies I have ever had, but they weren't bad. The kids loved them. The molasses was overpowering in the raw dough, but not the finished cookies, at least not for us. I would make them again.
I thought these were amazing! Thank you so much for the recipe. I replaced the regular flour with Gluten Free "cup for cup" flour since i have celiac. I made these with my mother and we both agree that this recipe is far superior than our other gingerbread recipe. The chocolate just give it a flavor boost..it does not overpower the cookie flavor what so ever. I didn't have any problem with it being dry. I used a lighter molasses too. Anyway great recipe in my opinion.
Sorry, but I didn't like these at all :( I should've clued in when I read the ingredients that they weren't 'gingerbread' in flavor when it didn't call for any 'ginger'. The gingerbread only refers to the shape. That aside, I continued making them as I thought in light of the ratings, they might be nice. Unfortunately not. The taste of molasses completely overtook the flavour of cocoa. I wouldn't consider myself a master baker, but I am a confident and good one, so knew the recipe was as it called for. I made these for my son and his class as I thought the cocoa might give the cookie a nice twist, but sadly my son disliked it very much, so I didn't end up bringing them in for his classmates. I too didn't like the taste. I would say this was more of an adult flavoured cookie if you really LOVE molasses because that's all you will taste. Of course this is just my opinion and the recipe of whom this belongs to, obviously loves them. But I didn't think they were very nice. :(
I haven't baked these yet but the dough was very, very dry. I did have to make some substitutions, shortening for butter and a homemade substitution for the molasses, but it wouldn't come together. Ended up adding 1/4 of milk. Also added ginger and allspice. Dough is chilling now.
I made these for my German class, since I found them under German recipes. I made changes to the recipe. I found that the dough was way to dry(?), most likely due to my mistake. So, we added more liquid. The taste was way too molassesy, so since the add of the liquid made it too sticky we added more cinnamon and cocoa. Now, it had a hint of molasses, which tasted a whole lot better. We put it in for 6 minuets at first, but found it wasn't ready, so we put it in for another 2 minuets. All in all, the recipe was good, but it could be better. I had high hopes for this, but they feel a bit.
Tasted just fine to me!
I made this recipe because my 5 yr. old grandson has been asking for gingerbread men cookies. I am sure that the gingerbread refers to the shape. I did not add ginger because I don't think that he would have loved them as much as he did. The cocoa flavor, I think is what makes it good to him
They were so yummy