Chocolate Ginger Sugar Cookies
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Double chocolate with bits of ginger make a delicious cookie. The cookie dough balls are rolled in granulated sugar to give a sugary and crackly top.
Recipe type: Dessert | Shaped Cookies
Serves: 4½ dozen
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1¾ cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup chopped crystallized (candied) ginger. Tip: finely chop into about ⅛-inch sized pieces. Place the chopped ginger in a small bowl and stir with 1 teaspoon of granulated sugar to help prevent the chopped ginger from clumping together.
  • About ¼ cup granulated sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare 2 large baking sheets; line with parchment paper or line with a non-stick baking mat.
  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine flour, cocoa, ginger, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Sift or whisk to mix. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter on medium speed until smooth. Add sugar and beat together until mixture is smooth and creamy, 3 to 4 minutes. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl with a rubber spatula so the mixture blends evenly. Add the eggs and vanilla extract, beat until thoroughly mixed. Add flour mixture; beat together just until well mixed.
  3. Remove bowl from mixer, using a wooden spoon or rubber spatula stir in the chocolate chips and chopped ginger.
  4. Shape dough into small balls, about 1” in diameter. using 1 tablespoon of dough for each ball.
  1. Roll the balls in granulated sugar until completely coated.
  2. Bake: Place balls 2 inches apart onto baking sheets. Bake 11 to 13 minutes or just until cookie edges are set. Remove cookies from baking sheets with a metal spatula and place on a wire cooling rack to cool.
Adapted from Bake From Scratch Holiday Cookies 2018
Recipe Notes
Pan: Two Large Baking Sheets Pan Prep: Parchment Lined Oven Temp: 350° Yield: 4½ Dozen Storage: Airtight Container, Cool Place, Room Temperature or freeze

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