Chocolate and ginger cookies



15 min


1 h 10 min


48 cookies

Chocolate and ginger cookies

Photo, Erik Putz.

This soft, gingery cookie is packed with gooey chocolate chunks and chewy candied ginger. The mix is a fun gift for friends and neighbours with kids.


  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour , divided
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped candied ginger
  • 3/4 cup chopped dark chocolate , about 112 g

To bake cookies, you'll need:

  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup fancy molasses


  • WASH and dry a 1-L jar with lid.
  • DIVIDE flour between 2 medium bowls. Stir baking soda and salt into the first bowl. Stir ground ginger, cinnamon and cloves into the second bowl.
  • SPOON flour mixture from first bowl carefully into jar to create the first layer. Spoon in brown sugar. Carefully spoon
    in flour-spice mixture from second bowl. Scatter candied ginger over top, then chopped chocolate. Wrap a piece of plastic wrap over the mouth of the jar. Seal the jar and tie with ribbon.
  • ATTACH a recipe with the following baking directions: Pour contents of jar into a large bowl. Add 1 egg, 3/4 cup butter, at room temperature, and 1/4 cup fancy molasses. Beat, using an electric mixer on medium-high, until combined. Refrigerate until dough is firm enough to roll, about 20 min. Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly spray 2 baking sheets with oil. Roll dough into 1-in. balls. Arrange on prepared sheets 2 in. apart. Bake each sheet in centre of oven until cookies are golden, 10 to 12 min. Remove to a rack to cool completely. Store ginger cookies in an airtight container at room temperature up to 1 week.

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Nutrition (per cookie)

  • Calories
  • 89,
  • Protein
  • 1 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 13 g,
  • Fat
  • 4 g,
  • Sodium
  • 67 mg.
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