Chewy Chocolate-Ginger Cookies

Give these cookies intense flavor with melted semisweet chocolate and warm baking spices.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 2 hr 50 min (includes cooling time)
  • Active: 25 min
  • Yield: about 32 cookies
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12 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped (not chips)

5 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 cup almond flour

1/2 cup all-purpose flour (See Cook's Note)

1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger

3/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon fine salt

1/8 teaspoon ground allspice

1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar

3 large eggs

1 cup granulated sugar

Confectioners' sugar for dusting (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment.
  2. Combine the chocolate and butter in a small microwave-safe bowl and microwave in 30-second increments, stirring after each, until smooth, about 2 minutes. Set aside to cool slightly.
  3. Whisk the almond and all-purpose flours, ginger, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, allspice and nutmeg together in a medium bowl. Beat the brown sugar and eggs togteher in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium-high until pale and fluffy. Add the chocolate mixture and beat until combined. Add the flour mixture and mix on low speed until incorporated. Refrigerate the dough until firm but still rollable, at least 1 hour.
  4. Put the granulated sugar in a shallow bowl. Scoop and roll the dough into 3/4-inch balls and then roll in the granulated sugar to coat. Put on the prepared baking sheets about 2-inches apart.
  5. Bake until the edges are set but the centers are still soft, 8 to 10 minutes. Let the cookies cool for 3 to 5 minutes on the baking sheets and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Dust with confectioners' sugar if using.

Cook’s Note

When measuring flour, we spoon it into a dry measuring cup and level off the excess. (Scooping directly from the bag compacts the flour, resulting in dry baked goods.)

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