Chocolate Molasses Cookies

What You Need:

– all-purpose flour  – ground ginger  – ground cloves – ground nutmeg – unsweetened cocoa powder – baking powder 

– butter, room temperature – fresh grated ginger  – brown sugar  – molasses – semi-sweet chocolate – granulated sugar


Add all-purpose flour, ground ginger, ground cloves, ground nutmeg, cocoa powder, and baking powder in a bowl and stir until well combined.

Combine Dry Ingredients


Add the room temperature butter, fresh grated ginger, brown sugar, and molasses to a separate bowl.

Combine Wet Ingredients


Use a mixer to beat the wet ingredients together until they are light and creamy.

Beat Ingredients


Begin mixing in the flour mixture at low speed, adding about ½ cup at a time, until all of it is incorporated.

Combine Wet & Dry


Roughly chop the semi-sweet chocolate. You definitely want it to be fairly chunky.

Chop Chocolate


Stir the chopped chocolate into the cookie dough.

Stir in Chocolate


Wrap the cookie dough in plastic, then refrigerate for about an hour to help firm it up. You can refrigerate overnight if needed.

Refrigerate Dough


When you’re ready to make the cookies, preheat the oven to 325ºF. Place ¼ granulated sugar in a small bowl. Divide the cookie dough into four equal-sized pieces, then divide each quarter into six small pieces (24 total pieces). Roll each piece into a ball, then roll the ball in the granulated sugar to coat.

Shape Cookies


Place twelve of the shaped cookies on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake the cookies in the preheated 325ºF oven for about 12 minutes, or until the cookies are slightly cracked on top. Repeat with the second 12 cookies.

Bake Cookies

Ready to Make it?