Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

Chewy and loaded with bittersweet chocolate flavor, these Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies are a must make cookies for Holidays. Made with only a few simple HEALTHY ingredients, loaded with chunks of dark chocolate and fresh ginger flavor, these little beauties are the real delicious sweet treat.

Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

And so it began. The Christmas baking season is officially open in my house. Yup. Messy kitchen, the sound of mixing and smell of freshly baked cookies have overtaken the house. It was about time!

I was in some kinda limbo for some time. Lazy, and not in the mood for baking. Totally not me, btw. Especially this time of year. The thing is, every year I jump into Christmas sweet-treats making and baking early. By the end of November house is already filled with sweet wintery aroma and jars are chock-full with cookies. This year I was slacking big time. I was just not in the mood for baking until recently. Dunno why!

But then few weeks ago I made Honey Cinnamon Cookies for kiddos school event and then for the weekend dessert I made Gingerbread Loaf Cake. That really got me into the Christmas baking mood. + The holiday city vibe, colorful neighborhood and cheerful Christmas song helped a lot.

So the next logical move for me was to fill those cookie jars with Christmas treats and of course to make my favorite sweet and chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies.

Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

These cookies are absolutely delicious, and I love the fact that I finally share this chocolate gingerbread cookie recipe with the whole world. Because this recipe is super easy to make and super simple. It’s must make for holidays, actually!

When I bake these charming little chocolatey delights, the smell of spices almost instantly gets me into a cheerful mood. And everyone who tastes these little yumminess almost instantly fell in love with them.

Although I like to make these cookies throughout the whole year, during holidays they are mandatory. I have few cookie jars placed on my kitchen counter that are all filled with all sorts of Healthy Christmas cookies. But there’s one special jar, filled with these delicious ginger flavored beauties. Just for me! Because these are my favorites.

These cookies are flavored with beautiful warm winter spices, filled with fresh ginger and loaded with dark chocolate chunks. Just yummy!

And if you’re thinking they are loaded with calories too, think again. These little joys are totally guilt-free and waistline friendly. With only — calories, these are a real guilt-free holiday treat.

Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

To make these Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies you’ll only need few very simple ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. These cookies are special because they are WHOLE GRAIN, meaning more nutritious and healthier + loaded with antioxidant-rich raw cacao powder.

Raw cacao is packed with super-powers. He contains antioxidants called flavanols, that keeps our heart healthy. Cacao also has a strong anti-inflammatory effect. + Cacao has effects on our mood too, giving our brain a happy cheerful feeling. Just what we need during the holidays.

To sweeten these cookies I used rich in flavor coconut sugar. Also, I added some molasses. Both made cookies super delicious.

Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

I spiced these cookies with beautiful fragrant Ceylon cinnamon which is like the ULTIMATE winter/holiday spice. Also, what makes these cookies so special is the GINGER. I used a fresh one. Its flavor is beyond amazing.

I didn’t stop there, I even tossed some dark chocolate chunks in the cookies. Bitter-sweet dark chocolate and deeply flavored molasses in combo with raw cacao made these cookies absolutely irresistible.

These cookies are chewy, healthy easy to make and just delightful. My favorite. Hope they become your favorite too.

Enjoy!

Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies
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Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

These Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies are incredibly delicious. Chewy and sweet, made with freshly grated ginger and loaded with dark chocolate chunks. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate, cookies, Gingerbread, healthy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 20 cookies
Calories 106 kcal
Author Natalie

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil softened
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 1/2 cup whole grain flour
  • 1 tablespoon cacao powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chunks

For rolling:

  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, beat softened coconut oil and coconut sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Beat in egg and molasses. Stir in remaining ingredients. Cover; refrigerate at least 2 hours.
  2. Heat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with cooking parchment paper. In the small bowl, place coconut sugar. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll in sugar. On cookie sheets, place balls 2 inches apart.
  3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or just until set and soft in the center. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Store tightly covered up to 1 week.
Nutrition Facts
Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 106 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 54mg 2%
Potassium 117mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 13g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 5g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 0.2%
Calcium 2.3%
Iron 3.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Try these holiday recipes too:
Vanilla Almond Crescent Cookies
Almond Sugar Cookies
Hazelnut Chocolate Balls
Gingerbread Hot Chocolate

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21 Comments

  1. Andrea Metlika


    chocolate and ginger go so well together and these look so delicious. we get a bonus because they are better for you too.


  2. Gingerbread cookies are among my very favorite cookies to bake in the winter time, but I’ve never had anything that was chocolate and gingerbread. I’ll have to try these!


  3. Oh these look like they are bursting with flavor. I love gingerbread anything so this is my kind of cookies. Love how simple the recipe is.


  4. OOOHHH Any cookies that have chocolate is a good idea to me!! I love using cacao powder in my recipes!!


  5. Two of my favorite things! These cookies sound delicious. I would love to sample this combo :)

  6. Marisa Franca


    What I love about your recipes is that you remove the guilt from them. I can nibble to my hearts content and I don’t have to fret about calories and fat content. I believe everyone needs a treat now and then and these chocolate gingerbread cookies are just the treats I want.


  7. Perfect holiday treat. These cookies look so perfect. I want to try this combo soon :-)


  8. Fresh ginger….I have never done that before in Cookies! I can just imagine how much more flavor that gives these. What a perfect holiday treat!


  9. I love the smell of gingerbread baking! And I bet the coconut sugar adds a layer of complexity to the flavor of molasses. These sound really good!


  10. Dark Chocolate AND Ginger?! You’re speaking my language. These cookies look absolutely delicious! I love that they’re made with clean ingredients!

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