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Soft Ginger Cookies with Chocolate Chips

by on October 30, 2012 · 12 comments

Soft Ginger Cookies with Chocolate Chips Recipe

Joanne and I were trying to determine what our favorite cookie was – after much deliberation, we came to a conclusion. It’s impossible for us to choose just one. Could you? Instead, we started to make a list and these soft ginger cookies with chocolate chips were on it. We both absolutely love the spiciness of ginger cookies and thought the addition of creamy milk chocolate chips couldn’t hurt. You can make these easy cookies in just 20 minutes and only need a hand mixer, a spoon and a couple bowls.

Soft Ginger Cookies with Chocolate Chips Are Easy to Make

This is an easy cookie recipe – it all starts with soft butter and sugar. We use a hand blender to beat them together until creamy. Then, in goes some molasses. Molasses is important, here — it’s sweet, dark in color and rich in flavor.

Soft Ginger Cookies with Chocolate Chips

Next, we add flour and lots of spices. We like our ginger cookies to be spicy with lots of ground ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. After that, we stir a bunch of milk chocolate chips into the cookie batter. We used milk chocolate since it’s a little sweeter, but you can use whatever chocolate you like. White chocolate would be lovely, too!

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This soft ginger cookies with chocolate chips are so simple to make. If you want to make sure the tops are extra pretty with chocolate chips, press a few extra chips into the tops of each cookie before baking.
Yield: 20 cookies
You Will Need
  • 2 cups (280 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup (170 grams) butter, at room temperature (1 1/2 sticks)
  • 1 cup (200 grams) sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup (59 ml) unsulphured molasses (we use Blackstrap Unsulphured Molasses)
  • 3/4 cup (135 grams) milk chocolate chips
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C). Then, line one or two baking sheets with parchment paper. (You don’t have to use parchment paper, it just helps with clean-up. If you do not wish to use it, regular ungreased baking sheets will be fine).
  2. Grab a large bowl then use a hand mixer to beat the butter until whipped and creamy. This takes about 30 seconds. Now, with the mixer on, gradually add the sugar and beat into the butter until combined. Add the egg and molasses and beat until blended.Soft Ginger Cookies Step 1
  3. Sift the flour, ginger, cinnamon, ground cloves, baking soda and the salt into a a separate medium bowl, and then set aside.
  4. Grab a spoon and stir about 1/3 of the sifted flour mixture into the butter mixture. Once incorporated, add another 1/3 and stir until combined. Then, add the final third and stir until combined.Soft Ginger Cookies Step 2
  5. Add chocolate chips and stir until incorporated. Then, drop cookie mixture by rounded tablespoonfuls onto baking sheet(s). Then, gently press the cookie dough down towards the baking sheet.Soft Ginger Cookies Step 3
  6. Bake cookies for 8 to 12 minutes or until edges are dry and tops are slightly cracked. Cool on baking sheets.
  7. Store cookies in an airtight container for up to 3 days at room temperature or up to one week, if kept in the refrigerator.
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I'm Adam Gallagher and alongside my wife, Joanne, I photograph and share favorite recipes from our kitchen. Sharing our recipes began as a hobby, turned into a dream and now has become our business. I just love that.

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1 Abby@ Totes Delish October 31, 2012 at 9:13 am

Ginger+Chocolate= best combo for cookies!!


2 what katie's baking October 31, 2012 at 1:50 pm

mmm i love the combination of ginger and chocolate. what a great cookie recipe!


3 Joanne October 31, 2012 at 2:21 pm

thank you!


4 Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious November 1, 2012 at 3:26 am

I haven’t had ginger cookies in ages! And just in time for the holidays! I’ve bookmarked this for Thanksgiving/Christmas time!


5 JulieD November 1, 2012 at 11:32 am

I love this!! I have never baked with ginger before…I need too after seeing this!


6 Joanne November 1, 2012 at 12:46 pm

Yes, you should :)


7 Caryn August 8, 2013 at 2:48 am

Best cookie ever! These came out delicious and super soft :)


8 Joanne August 8, 2013 at 12:30 pm

Awesome. We’ve got thin + crunchy ginger cookies on the list to share, too. These soft one’s just had to be first, though :)


9 Sharon November 18, 2013 at 9:13 pm

Hey guys, there is something wrong with the print version for this recipe. It just shows
#ingredient# and #instruction# instead of the actual list.

I have a few other recipes from here to try in the meantime, but I’d love to see that fixed so I can print it out in the same format as the others :)


10 Joanne November 20, 2013 at 8:55 am

Hi Sharon, Sorry about that! There was an error in the recipe, we have fixed it. You should be able to print now :) Hope you love the cookies!


11 Myra April 21, 2014 at 2:16 pm

Another wonderful recipe from Inspired Taste. You guys just have the touch. These cookies, in addition to your other wonderful cookie recipes (I’ve also made the chocolate chip cookies), were moist with the perfect hint of ginger. Easy to follow recipe and I’ve always found the videos an added bonus.

Thank you again.


12 Joanne April 23, 2014 at 2:17 pm

Thanks Myra, we’re thrilled you enjoyed them.


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