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Nov 20, 2018

Triple Chocolate Chocolate Chip Gingerbread Cookies

Triple chocolate chocolate chip gingerbread cookies - three kinds of cocoa and mini chocolate chips mixed into a gingerbread cookie and dipped in Swedish pearl sugar.

Triple Chocolate Chocolate Chip Gingerbread Cookies

These cookies have all of the spiciness and chew of gingerbread cookies. Add three kinds of cocoa and some mini chocolate chips and you will have a pretty darn amazing cookie. Throw in the Swedish pearl sugar, and this cookie might be just perfect for Santa's cookie plate.

These Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies have all of the flavors of gingerbread... ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, allspice, and molasses. These blend amazingly well with cocoa and chocolate chips.

I found this recipe in the Holiday Inspiration 2018 King Arthur Flour Catalog. The catalog is usually loaded with lots of stuff I want to buy, plus a few recipes that incorporate some of their specialty ingredients.

Triple Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

These cookies immediately grabbed my attention (along with the cinnamon bun loaf, and the Christmas Brandied Mince Tarts).

To make the triple cocoa blend called for in this cookie recipe, I combined natural cocoa (such as Hershey's), Dutch process cocoa, and King Arthur Flour's black cocoa.

Triple Cocoa Blend

Note: If you can't find black cocoa, just use Hershey's Special Dark cocoa for all of the cocoa called for in the recipe.

I also made my own gingerbread spice by combining ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice.

If you buy the black cocoa, be sure to try my chocolate sugar cookies. So good. 

This month, the Fantastical Food Fight theme is gingerbread. Be sure to check out the rest of the gingerbread themed recipes from our group.

My grandsons loved these cookies. Even the one who does not like spicy ginger cookies. I'm pretty sure that the chocolate really mellows the ginger.

Triple Chocolate Chip Gingerbread Cookies

ginger, gingerbread, cookies
Cookies, dessert
Yield: 30 to 32 cookies

Triple Chocolate Chocolate Chip Gingerbread Cookie Recipe


  • 2 1/4 cups (9.5 ounces) unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon natural cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon Dutch process cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon black cocoa (see note above)
  • 8 tablespoons (1/2 cup/one stick) soft unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup (3 3/4 ounces) packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 5 tablespoons Swedish pearl sugar


  1. Heat your oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. 
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, spices, salt, and cocoas. 
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter with the sugar together until fluffy. It should be light and creamy. Add the flour mixture and stir. Add the chips and stir. 
  4. Place the pearl sugar in a shallow bowl.
  5. Scoop the dough with a tablespoon cookie scoop and then roll the top of the shaped cookie in the pearl sugar. Place the shaped cookies, 1 1/2 inches apart, on a parchment lined baking sheet, sugar side up. 
  6. Bake the cookies, one sheet at a time, for about 10 to 12 minutes. 
  7. Let the cookies cool on the pan for 5 minutes. Transfer them to a wire rack until completely cooled. 

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Would you like to comment?

  1. What a great recipe for chocolate lovers! I love that swedish sugar on top- looks fantastic and very wintery!

  2. These are a real treat Karen. Kid's will love these.

  3. These cookies look delicious - I always enjoy chocolate + ginger in sweet treats!

  4. The Swedish pearl sugar is so awesome! Very festive :)

    1. Thanks!! It's one of my favorite ingredients!


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