Gingerbread Cookies with Chocolate


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This gingerbread favorite is rolled into balls and dipped in chocolate for a more grown-up look.

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  • 1/2 C. butter or margarine
  • 1/2 C. molasses
  • 2 1 oz. squares unsweetened chocolate
  • 2 1/2 C. all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 C. white sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 C. milk
  • White sugar

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Combine butter or margarine, molasses, and unsweetened chocolate in the top of a double boiler. Heat until chocolate melts. Stir until smooth. Sift together flour, 2/3 C. sugar, baking powder, baking soda, ginger, and salt. Stir in melted chocolate mixture and milk. Mix well. Chill until firm. Roll dough into 1-inch balls. Roll balls in sugar. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for about 10 minutes.

Yield: 3 dozen

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