Feed your friends and family these cookies and be the hero of your gathering. The spice of the ginger is mellowed by rich chocolate, making these cookies perfect for everyone.
Total Time: 2 hours, 45 minutes
1 stick butter, softened
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1 Tbsp water
2 tsp minced fresh ginger
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp baking cocoa
1-1/4 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground cloves
7 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
1/4 cup sugar
In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the molasses, water and ginger. Combine the flour, cocoa, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves; gradually add to butter mixture and mix well. Stir in chocolate. Cover and refrigerate, about 2 hours.
Shape dough into 1-in. balls; roll in sugar. Place 1-1/2″ apart on greased baking sheets.
Bake at 350° 10-12 minutes, until tops begin to crack. Cool for 2 minutes on baking sheet then transfer to wire racks.