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Chewy Chocolate Gingersnap Cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Chilling Time
8 hrs
Total Time
8 hrs 20 mins

These Chewy Chocolate Gingersnap Cookies are a holiday must! They're rich and chewy and loaded with lots of ginger flavor!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gingersnap, molasses, holiday, chocolate, Christmas, cinnamon
Servings: 30 cookies
Calories: 106 kcal
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
  1. In a small bowl mix together oil, sugar and egg. Beat until fluffy. Stir in molasses. Set aside.

  2. 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.

  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.

  4. 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.

Nutrition Facts
Chewy Chocolate Gingersnap Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 106 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 126mg5%
Potassium 68mg2%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 9IU0%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.