Ginger Chocolate Cookies

Ginger Chocolate CookiesCourtesy of Lory Utz

Preheat oven to 350 degrees – Use parchment on cookie sheets

• 1 ½ sticks unsalted butter
• 2 cups flour
• 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
• 2 ½ tsp. ground ginger
• 2 tsp. baking soda
• 1 ½ tsp cinnamon
• 1 ½ tsp. nutmeg
• ½ tsp. salt
• 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
• ¼ cup molasses
• 1 egg
• 1 tsp. vanilla extract
• 8 oz. bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
• Sugar to roll cookies in

• Whisk together till well combined: flour, cocoa powder, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg
and baking soda. Set aside

• Cream butter and brown sugar till light and fluffy; Add molasses, egg and vanilla and
beat until well combined.

• Mix in dry ingredients gently but thoroughly. Batter will be thick. Stir in chocolate.

• Form small balls and roll in sugar. Put on cookie sheet. Press down with bottom of
glass, putting glass in sugar as necessary to avoid sticking.

• Bake cookies about 5 minutes on lower shelf of oven. Move to middle of oven and
bake about 5 more minutes, till just set but not dry. Cool. May be frozen between
sheets of wax paper in an airtight container.