Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

Sugar, spice, and everything nice — especially chocolate — are all essential elements of the holiday season. Combine all three in these festive cookies made with cocoa powder and the fundamental spices used to flavor gingerbread.

Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

Soft, chewy chocolate gingerbread cookies! Made with dark chocolate, cocoa powder, and fresh ginger.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Chill2 hrs
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, Cookies, Gingerbread
Servings: 30 Cookies
Calories: 93kcal


  • 1 ¾ cups All-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. Ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. Ground ginger
  • ½ tsp. Table salt
  • ½ tsp. Baking powder
  • ½ tsp. Baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. Ground cloves
  • 1 ½ Sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • cup Packed brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Egg 
  • Coarse or turbinado sugar, sifted powdered sugar


  • Whisk together flour, cocoa, cinnamon, ginger, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cloves in a bowl; set aside.
  • Using a hand mixer on medium speed, cream butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar in a bowl until mixture is light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
  • Add egg to creamed mixture; beat on low speed until well blended. Add half of the flour mixture; beat on low until ingredients are combined. Add remaining flour mixture, beating only until flour is incorporated into dough.
  • Divide dough in half. Roll each portion between two sheets of parchment or waxed paper until dough is about 1/8-inch thick. Chill dough for at least 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350°; line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • Remove top sheet of parchment. Cut dough into desired shapes with cookie cutters. Transfer cookies to the prepared cookie sheets, spacing cookies 1 inch apart. (Roll scraps again one time only.) If desired, sprinkle cookies with coarse sugar, or wait to decorate cookies after baking. Chill cookies again, about 20 minutes.
  • Bake cookies, one sheet at a time, until they’re firm to the touch and lightly brown on the bottoms, 13–15 minutes. Let cookies cool on cookie sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer to a rack.
  • Sprinkle cookies with powdered sugar or additional coarse sugar.


Per cookie, Calories: 93

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories93
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 5g 8%
    • Saturated Fat 3g 15%
  • Cholesterol 18mg 6%
  • Sodium 73mg 4%
  • Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
    • Protein 1g 2%

      * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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