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Chocolate Chip Ginger Cookies

Chocolate Chip Ginger Cookies – Deliciously soft and chewy ginger-spiced molasses cookies that are loaded with chocolate chips!

Overhead shot of Chocolate Chip Ginger Cookies on marble background.

I absolutely love soft and chewy cookies, especially when they are ginger-spiced, and stuffed full of chocolate chips. These are seriously the best chewy ginger cookies I’ve ever had, and you are going to LOVE them!

Chocolate Chip Ginger Cookie dough balls on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.

Chocolate Chip Ginger Cookies

Another quick and easy cookie recipe here that is full of ginger and molasses flavour. Simply whisk together the wet ingredients, then fold in the dry ingredients. Roll the dough into balls, place them on a baking tray, and stud them with more chocolate chips.

Bake for 10 – 12 minutes, then leave to cool completely (or eat one warm!).

Go make yourself a tea or coffee, and grab a cookie or two. 😉

A stack of Chocolate Chip Ginger Cookies on marble background.

Overhead shot of a stack of Chocolate Chip Ginger Cookies on marble background.

These soft and chewy chocolate chip ginger cookies are the most perfect cookies for gifting at the holidays. And who doesn’t love being gifted cookies? These cookies also stay fresh covered at room temperature for up to a week!

What I love about these cookies is that you don’t need to chill the dough before baking. You can roll the dough into balls and bake straight away! If you like your cookies extra thick, you can freeze the dough balls on the baking tray for about 10 – 15 minutes before baking.

Stack of Chocolate Chip Ginger Cookies with a bite taken out of the top cookie.

Overhead shot of a stack of Chocolate Chip Ginger Cookies with a bite taken out of the top cookie.

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More Christmas recipes to try!

Enjoy! 🙂

5 from 2 votes
Chocolate Chip Ginger Cookies
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Yields: 20 cookies
Calories: 190 kcal
Deliciously soft and chewy ginger-spiced molasses cookies that are loaded with chocolate chips!
  • 2 cups plain/all-purpose flour 250g
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cornflour/cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter 115g, melted
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar 150g
  • 1/4 cup caster/granulated sugar 50g
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup molasses/black treacle 80g
  • 1 cup chocolate chips 175g, and some extra for topping
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4, and line a baking tray with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Set aside.
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cornflour, salt, and spices. Set aside.
  3. Whisk together the butter and sugars until combined. Add the egg, and molasses, and mix until combined. Add the dry ingredients, and mix until just combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  4. Roll the dough into 1.5oz balls, about 20 balls, and place onto the prepared baking tray. Press the extra chocolate chips on top, and bake for 10 - 12 minutes. Do not over-bake. Allow to cool on the baking tray for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Cookies stay fresh covered at room temperature for up to 1 week. Cookie dough balls can be kept in the fridge for up to 5 days, or frozen for up to 3 months. Bake from frozen for an extra minute.

The calories are an estimate only.

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  • Reply
    Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
    14th November 2016 at 2:43 pm

    I absolutely LOVE ginger molasses cookies this time of year!! So I love that you paired those flavors with chocolate chips! These look perfectly soft and chewy, Marsha! Seriously craving a dozen of these for breakfast!!! Cheers!

    • Reply
      14th November 2016 at 3:47 pm

      Thanks, Cheyanne!

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    Shelby @ Go Eat and Repeat
    14th November 2016 at 7:26 pm

    These cookies look so yummy! I bet that molasses makes them wonderfully sweet and a little chewy. Yum!

    • Reply
      15th November 2016 at 7:26 am

      Thanks, Shelby! 🙂

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    Demeter | Beaming Baker
    14th November 2016 at 10:23 pm

    Oh gosh, Marsha… these cookies look absolutely amazing!! It’s seriously so great that you don’t have to chill these either. 🙂 Does it get any more easy or elegant than this? Definitely not! These would be so perfect for gift-giving this holiday season. Or… just for eating all by oneself. Hehe. 😉 Pinning and sharing, of course. Happy Monday, Marsha! 🙂

    • Reply
      15th November 2016 at 7:26 am

      Thanks, Demeter! 🙂

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    15th November 2016 at 8:56 pm

    Soft and chewy cookies are my favorite too. And these sound just like my kind of cookie. I don’t know why the chocolate and ginger combo isn’t more of a big deal in baking. It tastes soooo good!

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    Vesna @ VespressoCooking
    16th November 2016 at 2:40 pm

    These chocolate chip – ginger cookies look amazing! I can’t wait to give them a try! 🙂

    • Reply
      16th November 2016 at 4:51 pm

      Thanks, Vesna! 🙂

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    Andrea @ The Petite Cook
    17th November 2016 at 10:12 am

    They look so delicious! I agree, totally perfect for a cute homemade holiday gift 🙂

    • Reply
      17th November 2016 at 10:36 am

      Thanks, Andrea! 🙂

  • Reply
    17th November 2016 at 11:18 am

    Pumpkin season is over and it’s time for gingerbread everything! Love these cookies, they sound so delicious and will be perfect for the holidays!

    • Reply
      17th November 2016 at 2:48 pm

      Thanks, Sarah!

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    Angela - Patisserie Makes Perfect
    17th November 2016 at 12:41 pm

    These look great Marsha, it must be magical watching them spread out like that and turning into these gorgeous cookies.

    I love the flavour combination, ginger is so delicious.

    • Reply
      17th November 2016 at 2:48 pm

      Thanks, Angela!

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    Platter Talk
    17th November 2016 at 12:50 pm

    Get into my belly! These are amazing pictures and cookies.

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    Mackenzie @ F
    17th November 2016 at 12:53 pm

    I cannot express how excited I am to try these! I am a sucker for ginger-molasses cookies but have never found a chewy recipe that I love, so I always settle for the pre-made dough at Trader Joes! With the added chocolate chips, these are sure to be my new favorite winter cookie!

    • Reply
      17th November 2016 at 2:47 pm

      Thanks, Mackenzie! I hope you get to try them!

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    Amy Stafford
    17th November 2016 at 1:52 pm

    I need a stack of these right now to enjoy with my coffee. These look so sweet and warm with the addition of ginger.

    • Reply
      17th November 2016 at 2:47 pm

      Thanks, Amy!

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    Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy
    17th November 2016 at 2:08 pm

    I have a family recipe that my mom made for years. You know those treasured keepsakes…childhood memory food. I bet it would taste even better with the addition of these chocolate chips. Your cookies look and sound amazing. I love “ginger”!!

    • Reply
      17th November 2016 at 2:46 pm

      Thanks, Gloria!

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    27th February 2018 at 5:42 pm

    I came across this recipe of yours while trying to make up my mind about which ginger cookie to make today. As soon as I read “no chilling necessary”, I was sold! I hate it when cookies are not immediately ready to pop in the oven. So, that’s why I chose your recipe but these cookies are easy and delicious. I can’t wait for my grandchildren to get home from school. They are very adept cookie testers and I know they will love these. Thank you for posting this.

    • Reply
      27th February 2018 at 8:49 pm

      I’m so glad you enjoyed them! Thank you 🙂

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