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Chewy Chocolate Gingersnap Cookies

These Chewy Chocolate Gingersnap Cookies are a holiday must! They're rich and chewy and loaded with lots of ginger flavor!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Chilling Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gingersnap, molasses, holiday, chocolate, Christmas, cinnamon
Servings: 30 cookies
Calories: 106kcal
Author: MaryAnn Dwyer


  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup granulated sugar, plus about 1/2 cup extra for rolling cookie dough balls in before baking
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup unsulphered molasses
  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. salt


  • In a small bowl mix together oil, sugar and egg. Beat until fluffy. Stir in molasses. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger and salt. Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients until combined. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
  • Remove dough from refrigerator. Scoop dough with a 1 1/2-inch cookie scoop into balls. Roll the balls in a small bowl of granulated sugar. You can use plain granulated sugar or holiday colored. Place balls on parchment lined baking sheet, about 2 inches apart. (cookies will spread so definitely space them out) Bake for 8-10 minutes until edges are set and tops are crackled. As soon as you remove them from the oven you can flatten your cookies with the bottom of a glass if you like your cookies flatter. Cool on baking sheet for 1 minute then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.


Calories: 106kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 126mg | Potassium: 68mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 9IU | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg