Chocolate Ginger Molasses Cookies

Chocolate Ginger Molasses Cookies

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Need a special yummy treat for a friend’s get-together or just therapy baking? Whip up a batch of delightful Chocolate Ginger Molasses Cookies. Get ready for a sweet and spicy adventure that will have your taste buds doing the happy dance. They are delightfully easy, and you can make them egg-free too, using substitutes.

Why would you like this recipe?

  • They have a rich chocolate flavor combined with a warm and spicy kick from the ginger and molasses.
  • Molasses brings some minerals like iron, calcium, and magnesium to the table.
  • Adaptable to various diets by using substitutes like dairy-free butter, flaxseed egg, and alternative sweeteners.
  • The baking process is beginner-friendly and doesn’t require advanced baking skills.
  • Straightforward recipe with simple ingredients commonly found in the kitchen
  • Room for creativity by adding nuts, dried fruits, or even a touch of sea salt for a unique twist
  • Homemade cookies are always appreciated as thoughtful gifts for friends and family.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick), softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (semi-sweet or dark)

Ingredient Notes and Variations:

  • Butter: For the cookies, always use butter at room temperature. Use unsalted butter, if using the salted one, skip the salt from the ingredient list.
  • Granulated Sugar: Granulated sugar gives the desired sweetness to the cookies. For a low-cal option, use brown sugar, it also has a denser flavor.
  • Molasses: Molasses provide a wide range of flavors and a dark color. Alternatively, you can use a bit of honey or maple syrup, but the flavor might not be dense.
  • 1 large egg: Egg gives the structure and texture to the cookies. If you are looking for an egg-free version of the recipe, simply use 1 tbsp ground flaxseed mixed with 3 tbsp water.
  • Cocoa Powder: Use unsweetened dark cacao powder for a rich, indulging chocolate flavor.
  • All-purpose flour: AP flour is always the best option for cooking. However, you can use coconut flour, almond flour, or hazelnut meal to make these cookies gluten-free, Alternatively, you can look at these best gluten-free dessert ideas.
  • Ground ginger: Ground ginger gives these cookies the characteristic gingery and spicy taste along with baking spices.
  • Chocolate chips/ White chocolate: use either the chocolate chips or white chocolate for an optional garnish.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10-12 minutes
  • Servings: Makes about 24 cookies

Step one: Cream the butter

  • In a mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until it’s super creamy and light.
  • Add in the molasses and egg, and mix until they’re all cozy and well combined.

Step two: Mixing dry ingredients

  • In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ground ginger, and salt. This is your flavor-packed dry mixture!

Step three: Making the Mixture

  • Gradually mix the dry mixture into the wet mixture until everything’s nicely blended. You’re creating a cookie dream team!
  • Add in the chocolate chips or white chocolate and mix it evenly. Let’s be real, this is where the magic happens.

Step four: Baking the cookies

preparing Chocolate Ginger Molasses Cookies for baking
  • Roll up your sleeves and start scooping out spoonful of cookie dough. Roll ’em into balls and place them on the baking sheet.
  • Sprinkle the granulated sugar over the cookies for an extra sugary flavor. Or you can skip this step to make them sugar-free cookies.
  • Remember to give them some space to spread out while baking.
  • Pop your cookie friends into the preheated oven and let them bake for around 10-12 minutes, or until they’re golden around the edges.
  • When they’re done, take ’em out and let them cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes. Then, transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely. Patience is key here!
Baked Chocolate Ginger Molasses Cookies

Brew a glass of milk or your favorite cozy drink, grab a couple of cookies, and savor the sweet and spicy deliciousness you’ve just created.

Storage and freezing

Storage:

  • Keep your freshly baked cookies in an airtight container at room temperature.
  • Store them away from direct sunlight, moisture, and strong odors.
  • Enjoy them within 3-5 days for the best taste and texture.

Refrigeration:

  • While not necessary, you can refrigerate cookies to extend their shelf life.
  • Place them in an airtight container or wrap them in plastic wrap before refrigerating.
  • Bring the cookies to room temperature before enjoying them, as cold cookies can be less flavorful and slightly firmer.

Freezing:

  • Cookies can be frozen to enjoy later, whether baked or unbaked.
  • To freeze baked cookies, allow them to cool completely, then place them in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze until firm. Once frozen, transfer them to an airtight container or freezer-safe bag. Use within 2-3 months.
  • To freeze unbaked cookie dough, scoop out portions onto a baking sheet and freeze until firm. Then, transfer the frozen dough balls to a freezer-safe bag. When ready to bake, there’s no need to thaw the dough – simply add a minute or two to the baking time.
  • When thawing baked cookies or cookie dough, do so at room temperature to prevent condensation and maintain their texture and flavor.

Other Cakes / Cookies / Desserts

What to serve with Chocolate Ginger Molasses Cookies

These cookies can be served for breakfasts, as desserts, or on brunch buffets. Serve them with;

  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Dark Roast Coffee
  • Chocolate and Vanilla Ice cream
  • Spiced Chai Latte
  • Jam or Caramle sauce (as a topping)
  • Plain Cheesecake
Chocolate Ginger Molasses Cookies

Chocolate Ginger Molasses Cookies

Adalynn Ward
Need a special yummy treat for a friend’s get-together or just therapy baking? Whip up a batch of delightful Chocolate Ginger Molasses Cookies.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Servings 24 Cookies

Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsalted butter 1 stick, softened
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips semi-sweet or dark

How to Make?

  • Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Cream together butter and sugar until creamy and light.
  • Add molasses and egg, and mix until well combined.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ground ginger, and salt.
  • Gradually mix the dry mixture into the wet mixture until blended.
  • Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Scoop spoonfuls of dough, roll into balls and place on a baking sheet.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes, until golden around the edges.
  • Cool on a baking sheet for a few minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Enjoy these delicious cookies with your favorite beverage!

Nutrition

Serving: 1CookieCalories: 133kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 1.6gFat: 5.9gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 130mgPotassium: 73mgFiber: 0.6gSugar: 8.8gCalcium: 13mgIron: 1mg
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