I love a good holiday cookie swap, don’t you? Today, I’m teaming up with some of my favorite bloggers for a virtual cookie swap where we each share a brand new holiday cookie recipe that we love. Mine are called Chocolate Chunk Ginger Cookies, and they’re filled with two kind of chocolate and oodles of warm, Christmassy spices. They’re a new favorite! Be sure to visit my friends who are sharing their cookie recipes today too: Alice & Lois for Grandma’s Chocolate Cookies, Design Improvised for Cherry Icebox Cookies, Anne Cropper for Chewy Christmas Sugar Cookies, and Delineate Your Dwelling for Holiday Meringue Wreath Cookies.
My Chocolate Chunk Ginger Cookies are a new take on one of my all-time favorite Christmas cookies. Molasses Crinkles have been one of the most popular holiday treats in my family for as long as I can remember, and my husband’s family grew up making basically the same thing but with a different name. I decided to play around with this classic ginger cookie recipe and see if I could get something new and delicious. I switched from a mixture of butter and shortening to all butter (because why not?), and added two kinds of hand-chopped chocolate chunks, and I love the results! The chocolate and spices go so well together. If you’re a fan of chocolate and spice, I think you’re going to love them.
- 3 sticks butter, softened
- 2 cups packed brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup molasses
- 4½ cups flour
- 4 teaspoons baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cloves
- 2 teaspoons ginger
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 6 oz finely chopped semisweet chocolate
- 6 oz finely chopped milk chocolate
- granulated sugar for rolling
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat butter, brown sugar, eggs, and molasses until smooth. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, cloves, ginger, and cinnamon. Add dry ingredients to the mixer and beat just until combined. Stir in chocolate chunks by hand. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 375°F. Scoop dough and roll into 1½″ balls. Roll each ball in granulated sugar, and place on a greased or parchment-lined cookie sheet. Bake cookies for 9-10 minutes until set. Remove from the oven and cool.
Don’t forget to visit my friends Alice & Lois, Design Improvised, Anne Cropper, and Delineate Your Dwelling for more delicious holiday cookie recipes! And for even more holiday recipes, visit my Christmas archives HERE.