Chewy Chocolate Ginger Molasses Cookies

If you love chocolate or molasses flavored cookies then you must try this recipe. With just a little hint of Ginger, these cookies are awesome!

chewy chocolate ginger molasses cookies

My mom shared this recipe with me for some Chewy Chocolate Ginger Molasses Cookies since she knows how much I love molasses cookies and my wife loves chocolate chips. Sounded like a win-win to me so I decided to give this cookie recipe a shot.

raw cookie dough
Raw Cookie Dough Balls

I’ve posted quite a few molasses cookies recipes as well as a few ginger cookie recipes but I think this is the first time I combine molasses, ginger and chocolate.

While I prefer a plain soft molasses cookie, these chewy chocolate ginger molasses cookies will blow you away!

chewy chocolate ginger molasses cookies

For simplicity, I use Ground Ginger when making this cookie recipe. But if you have some fresh ginger on hand you can use that instead.

For this recipe, I would suggest about 1 1/2 tablespoons of fresh ginger instead of the ground ginger.

chocolate ginger molasses cookies

While doing a little research on the internet, came to find out that our dear friend Martha Stewart has published a similar recipe. Well at a minimum the name of her cookie recipe is similar.

I don’t really care how she makes hers as my recipe is delicious. I have no idea if her ingredients and method are the same as mine and quite frankly don’t really care because this recipe is perfect.

chewy chocolate ginger molasses cookies

So what do these cookies taste like? Well a combination of chocolate (duh!) and molasses with a hint of ginger. Like I said earlier, this is a win-win cookie recipe in my house as I love molasses and my spouse loves her some chocolate.

If you like either one of these flavors or both, then you must try this awesome recipe for Chocolate Ginger Molasses Cookies. Trust me.

I often get asked what a good substitute for molasses would be. Not sure if it’s because they don’t have any on hand or simply don’t like the flavor.

You have a few options as far as substitutes go: dark corn syrup, maple syrup, honey or even some dark brown sugar with a little water added to it.

Remember that substituting for one of these ingredients will alter the overall flavor of this recipe.

chocolate ginger molasses cookies on wire rack

You will need the following ingredients to make this Chocolate Ginger Molasses Cookies recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Unsalted Butter, Dark Brown Sugar, White Sugar, Molasses, Egg, Vanilla Extract, All Purpose Flour, Unsweetened Cocoa Powder, Baking Soda, Ground Cinnamon, Ground Ginger, Sea Salt and Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips.

  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk the melted butter, sugars and molasses. Whisk in the egg and vanilla extract.
  2. Sift the dry ingredients into the bowl with the wet ingredients and stir until combined. The cookie dough should be soft.
  3. Fold in the chocolate chips. Chill the dough in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  5. Shape 1 tablespoon of the cookie dough into a ball. Roll each cookie ball in white sugar and place on the baking sheet 2 inches apart.
  6. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until they crinkle and feel set at the edges when gently pressed.
  7. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes before moving to a wire rack.

Printable Recipe Card

Chewy Chocolate Ginger Molasses Cookies

Chewy Chocolate Ginger Molasses Cookies

If you love chocolate or molasses flavored cookies then you must try this recipe. With just a little hint of Ginger, these cookies are awesome!
4.84 from 6 votes
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Rest Time 2 hours
Total Time2 hours 20 minutes
Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Servings 36 cookies
Calories 111 kcal

Equipment

  • Bowl for Mixing
  • Baking Sheet

Ingredients
 

  • ¾ Cup Unsalted Butter, melted
  • Cup Dark Brown Sugar, packed
  • Cup White Sugar, plus extra for rolling
  • Cup Molasses
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 ½ Cups All Purpose Flour
  • ½ Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 Tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 Tsp Ground Ginger
  • ½ Tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 Cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

Instructions
 

  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk the melted butter, sugars and molasses. Whisk in the egg and vanilla extract.
  • Sift the dry ingredients into the bowl with the wet ingredients and stir until combined. The cookie dough should be soft.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips. Chill the dough in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • Shape 1 tablespoon of the cookie dough into a ball. Roll each cookie ball in white sugar and place on the baking sheet 2 inches apart.
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until they crinkle and feel set at the edges when gently pressed.
  • Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes before moving to a wire rack.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 cookieCalories: 111kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 1gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 68mgPotassium: 105mgFiber: 1gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 128IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 16mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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  1. Anna says:

    Love these chocolate ginger molasses cookies. The ginger in these cookies just gives it that extra flavour. They are really one of the best cookies I have made in a long time v

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