Gingerbread Chocolate Chip Cookies

The ultimate soft batch gingerbread cookie, loaded with chocolate chips! A must make holiday cookie!

The ultimate soft batch gingerbread chocolate chip cookie recipe from bakedbyrachel.com A must make holiday cookie!

I’m mostly fearless when it comes to frying food but every so often something happens that really makes me second guess making greasy food of any kind. I was making shaved steak sandwiches for dinner and you know how greasy that meat can get. I was going to remove some of the excess grease so the meat would crisp up a little faster but decided not to. The end result was a pan of popping grease and bits. One pop went straight to my eye. I had no time to react and man did it hurt. I swear it easily hurt for hours after. Obviously it could’ve been worse but now I kind of want one of those crazy hazmat suits to do any sort of frying. It wouldn’t be too weird. ;)

Thankfully cookies aren’t greasy and require no frying. At least this particular variety… and most varieties for that matter.

The ultimate soft batch gingerbread chocolate chip cookie recipe from bakedbyrachel.com A must make holiday cookie!

I’ve shared soft batch chocolate chip cookies and the perfect (non-cakey! no, seriously!) soft batch pumpkin chocolate chip cookie recipe, so I knew I had to tackle a version for the ultimate holiday baking season. I’m kind of, okay totally, in love with gingerbread flavored food, so it seemed right to make the Christmas version a gingerbread flavored cookie, packed with chocolate chips… of course!

They’re perfect… just like your favorite soft batch cookie, loaded with chocolate chips, but gingerbread flavored. They’re quite possibly my new favorite cookie and I’m positive they’ll become one of yours too! If you’re only going to make one new cookie this season, this definitely needs to be added to your list.

The ultimate soft batch gingerbread chocolate chip cookie recipe from bakedbyrachel.com A must make holiday cookie!


Yield: 2 dozen

Prep Time: 5 minutes plus chill time

Cook Time: 10-11 minutes

The ultimate soft batch gingerbread cookie, loaded with chocolate chips! A must make holiday cookie!

Ingredients:

10 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
1/2C granulated sugar
1/2C light brown sugar
6 Tbsp molasses
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
3/4 tsp ginger
Pinch of ground cloves
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
2C all purpose flour
1 1/2C semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions:

In a large bowl or stand mixer, cream together butter and sugars. With mixer running on low, add in molasses and vanilla, followed by remaining dry ingredients (reserving chocolate chips). Increase speed as needed until dough comes together. Mix until dough is smooth and no longer has streaks. Stir in chocolate chips by hand.

Cover and refrigerate for several hours or until chilled through, but not firm.

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Use a medium cookie scoop to create balls of dough. Space 2-inches apart on a parchment or silicone baking mat lined baking sheet. Bake for 10-11 minutes. Allow cookies to rest on baking sheet for 1 minute prior to transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Store in an airtight container.

If using a stand mixer, increase speed to medium-high to combine dough in the final stage. If using a hand mixer, due to the firmer consistency of the dough, more effort may be needed but it will come together.

Dough should be refrigerated until chilled but not firm.

Baked by Rachel original

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Mini eggnog cheesecakes
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White chocolate peppermint bark cheesecake
Gingerbread cheesecake

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48 Responses to “Gingerbread Chocolate Chip Cookies”

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    Jocelyn @BruCrew Life — December 9, 2013 at 8:12 am

    Frying food or making cookies…I choose cookies every time!!! You just described one of my frying food fears. I sure hope your eye is ok. Now these cookies…I love how puffy and yummy they look. Love the gingerbread twist to them!

    • Rachel — December 9th, 2013 @ 2:39 pm

      I need to remember that the next time I want to fry some particularly fatty foods… opt for cookies instead lol

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    Andrea — December 9, 2013 at 8:33 am

    I hate frying, sautéing, searing, and even the first part of braising! It’s so messy and painful…and messy!

    • Rachel — December 9th, 2013 @ 2:39 pm

      It really is! The results are usually worth it though, so long as the injuries aren’t too bad lol

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    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — December 9, 2013 at 8:35 am

    The best of both worlds!! Pinning!!

    • Rachel — December 9th, 2013 @ 2:40 pm

      Thanks Liz!

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    Maggie @ A Bitchin' Kitchen — December 9, 2013 at 8:40 am

    These look amazing! I love gingerbread, and the addition of chocolate makes these even better!

    • Rachel — December 9th, 2013 @ 2:40 pm

      Thanks so much Maggie!

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    Ali @ Inspiralized — December 9, 2013 at 8:41 am

    I need to splurge on a KitchenAid stand mixer!

    • Rachel — December 9th, 2013 @ 2:40 pm

      You really do! Or put it on your wish list and hint to everyone you know :)

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    steph@stephsbitebybite — December 9, 2013 at 8:50 am

    Oh yes yes yes!!! I love gingerbread, but then when you add some CHOCOLATE! oh yeah!!!

    • Rachel — December 9th, 2013 @ 2:40 pm

      Haha! Thanks Steph.

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    Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) — December 9, 2013 at 8:52 am

    I’ve had that moment before–the other day a bunch of droplets (not even from frying, but from pan frying) flew onto my bare feet, and I actually legitimately got burned. Not fun.

    Love the combination the gingerbread and chocolate! These look so soft and chewyy.

    • Rachel — December 9th, 2013 @ 2:41 pm

      Ouch!! Not fun at all. I hope your feet are feeling better!

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    Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama — December 9, 2013 at 9:41 am

    Ooo these look so good!! I love ginger and chocolate together.

    • Rachel — December 9th, 2013 @ 2:41 pm

      Thanks Carrie! :)

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    Marie @ Little Kitchie — December 9, 2013 at 9:53 am

    How have I never added chocolate chips to gingerbread?! Love this idea!

    • Rachel — December 9th, 2013 @ 2:41 pm

      It’s necessary. You’ll never think of gingerbread without chocolate again ;)

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    Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl — December 9, 2013 at 10:18 am

    I’ve been loving ginger too and these cookies look ridiculous…. in a very good way!!

    • Rachel — December 9th, 2013 @ 2:41 pm

      Thanks so much Kim!

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    Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg — December 9, 2013 at 11:00 am

    Mmmmm, these look scrumptious. Pinning! I hope your eye is ok.

    • Rachel — December 9th, 2013 @ 2:41 pm

      Thanks Norma!

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    toodie — December 9, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    OMG! Heaven is what these are!

    • Rachel — December 9th, 2013 @ 2:42 pm

      So sweet. Thanks :)

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    Rachel @ Bakerita — December 9, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    These cookies look BOMB. I’m so all about gingerbread everything right now, and I love how soft and delicious these look. Pinned!

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    Lori — December 9, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    These cookies look amazing, but after mixing them up, the mixture was dry and crumbly. Was there a mistake in the recipe–should it have included an egg? I doubled the recipe and added two eggs. They were perfect!

    • Rachel — December 9th, 2013 @ 8:51 pm

      This is an eggless cookie recipe. My dough was not dry at all. Occasionally with recipes calling for molasses, the dough may appear to be crumbly (smaller balls of dough) when mixed at lower speeds. Increasing the speed while mixing will pull the dough together.

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    Laura @ Lauras Baking Talent — December 9, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    I’m with you that frying is horrible sometimes. I usually make a scene, jumping back etc. Then the hubby takes over :) Ha! These cookies look amazing. Thanks for sharing.

    • Rachel — December 9th, 2013 @ 8:52 pm

      Thanks Laura! And I’ll have to remember that in the future. Maybe the Mr will take over for me next time I’m frying something that splatters like that. :)

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    Julie @ Table for Two — December 9, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    I’ve been dying for a good gingerbread cookie that’s super pillowy and soft and I think you’ve come up with the recipe! If I have time tomorrow, I may or may not be making these ;)

    • Rachel — December 9th, 2013 @ 8:55 pm

      So soft and yummmm :) Now I feel like I need to make another batch lol Let me know if you try them!

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — December 9, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    I can’t do frying either. It’s scary and for whatever reason, I have always been wearing a nice shirt while doing it and then get oil splatters all over me.

    Baking is much safer and often more delicious! Love these!

    • Rachel — December 10th, 2013 @ 4:15 pm

      Ugh that’s happened to me way too many times to count. I somehow never remember that I should wear an apron while frying.

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    Audra | The Baker Chick — December 9, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    These sound just perfect Rachel! I’m sure they’d become my new favorite too!

    • Rachel — December 10th, 2013 @ 4:15 pm

      Thanks Audra! :)

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    Joanne — December 10, 2013 at 7:01 am

    Frying definitely scares me!! Deep frying is just not my thing…and if I had to do it, it would likely require Xanax.

    Yay for gingerbread in CCCs! It totally feels so holiday-esque.

    • Rachel — December 10th, 2013 @ 4:15 pm

      Thanks so much Joanne! :)

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    natalie@thesweetslife — December 11, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    baking with my sisters in law this weekend and thinking these belong on the list…and a double batch because YUM!

    • Rachel — December 12th, 2013 @ 7:25 am

      Enjoy!! :)

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    Carla — December 15, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    Oh I hear you on frying things. Scares me every time, especially using a wok when hot oil is involved. These cookies sound like the perfect Christmas cookie because I love chocolate chip cookies and there is gingerbread involved.

    • Rachel — December 16th, 2013 @ 8:21 am

      Thanks so much Carla!

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    Dina — December 16, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    they look yummy!

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    Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner — December 19, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    I just stumbled onto my love for gingerbread and chocolate combined into one goodie so these cookies are totally calling out to me! Gorgeous. :)

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    Nutmeg Nanny — December 20, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    Oh I love these cookies :) they look perfect!

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    Sarah — December 24, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    I just made these last night and OMG they are delish! I even added walnuts :)
    They were all perfectly shaped: tall and round. I have been trying to achieve this shape in my regular chocolate chip cookies but it’s difficult in the humid Florida weather- at least that’s what I’m guessing the problem is.
    I might add more ginger and cinnamon next time because the molasses was very strong.

    Thanks for the recipe!!

    • Rachel — December 26th, 2013 @ 9:24 am

      I’m glad you enjoyed them! :) Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful holiday season.

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    Susan Schultz — February 25, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    I just made your recipe and these cookies are amazing! I am curious though why your photo looks like a normal Chocolate chip cookie as mine are so much darker?

    • Rachel — February 25th, 2014 @ 7:25 pm

      So glad you enjoyed them! I’m not sure how dark yours were but mine were indeed rather dark compared to traditional cookies. If you compare these photos to other cookie recipes I have you’ll notice the difference.

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