Chocolate ginger snap cookies are a delightful treat that combines the rich, comforting taste of chocolate with the warm, spicy notes of ginger. These cookies are also incredibly easy to make, requiring only a few basic ingredients like flour, sugar, butter, cocoa powder, ginger, and baking soda. Simply mix the dry ingredients together, add in the wet ingredients, and form the dough into small balls before baking in the oven. The result is a batch of chewy, chocolaty cookies with a crispy outer layer and a soft, gooey center. These cookies are perfect for a cozy night in or as a quick snack for any occasion. The combination of flavors and textures make them irresistible and a crowd-pleaser for anyone with a sweet tooth.
What You Need
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon ground ginger
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup molasses
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped crystallized ginger
Additional granulated sugar for rolling
What To Do
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, ground ginger, baking soda, and salt until well combined. Set aside.
In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, cream together sugar and butter until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.
Add molasses, egg, and vanilla extract to the butter mixture and beat until well combined.
Slowly mix in the dry ingredients until just combined.
Fold in the chopped crystallized ginger.
Cover the dough with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for at least one hour, and preferably longer.