Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

From Martha Stewart's cookies

Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies
Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2

    cups plus 1 tablespoon AP flour

  • 1 1/4

    teaspoons ground ginger

  • 1

    teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/4

    teaspoon ground cloves

  • 1/4

    teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

  • 1

    tablespoon unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder

  • 1

    stick unsalted butter at room temperature

  • 1

    tablespoon freshly grated ginger

  • 1/2

    cup packed dark brown sugar

  • 1/2

    cup unsulfured molasses

  • 1

    teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 1/2

    teaspoons boiling water

  • 7

    ounces semi-sweet chocolate chunks

  • 1/4

    cup granulated sugar

Directions

1. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. 2. In a bowl, sift together flour, ground ginger, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and cocoa. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter and fresh ginger on medium speed until lightened, about 4 minutes. Add brown sugar; beat until combined. Add molasses; beat until combined. 3. In a small bowl, dissolve baking soda in boiling water. Beat half of flour mixture into butter mixture. Beat in baking soda mixture, then remaining half of flour mixture. mix in chocolate; turn onto plastic wrap. Pat out to a 1-inch thickness; seal with wrap. Refrigerate until firm, 2 hours or overnight. 4. Preheat oven to 325. Roll dough into 1 1/2-inch balls; place 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets. Chill 20 minutes. Roll in granulated sugar. Bake until surfaces just begin to crack, 10 to 12 minutes, rotating halfway through. Let cool 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely. Cookies are best the day they are made, but can be stored in airtight containers at room temperature up to 5 days.

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