Our Favourite Gingerbread Chocolate Chunk / by Jolene Olive

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Love ginger and chocolate? Well they're getting married in this delicious recipe and you're invited to try it! We guarantee you won't be disappointed!

½ cup brown sugar
¼ cup blackstrap molasses
1½ teaspoons boiling water
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ cup finely diced ginger
1½ cups semi sweet chocolate chunks
¼ cup granulated sugar

1½ cups all purpose unbleached flour
1¼ teaspoons ground ginger
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
½ cup unsalted butter
1 tablespoon fresh ginger or Ginger Juice

  • Preheat oven to 325℉.
  • Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Sift the flour, spices and cocoa powder together.
  • Beat the butter in your mixer for 4-5 minutes.
  • Add the grated ginger and beat briefly.
  • Add brown sugar and beat until combined.
  • Add molasses and beat until combined.
  • Combine baking soda and boiling water in a measuring cup.
  • Beat half the flour mixture and half the water into the butter mixture. Add the remaining mixtures and beat until combined.
  • Gently add the diced ginger and chocolate chunks.
  • Use a spoon to make balls of dough about 1½" in size.
  • Roll the balls in granulated sugar and drop them on the cookie sheets.
  • Flatten the balls with the bottom of a glass.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes, until the cookies start to crack on top.
  • Cool completely.