Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

I love a gingerbread cookie – they are so festive. This year we made a different gingerbread mix – with a bit of a chocolate twist. They have a lovely mellow spiced taste and the chocolate just takes the edge of the ginger. The children loved icing them and loved eating them even more!

Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies


  • 120 g Milk Chocolate
  • 1/2 cup Cocoa powder
  • 3 cups Plain Flour
  • 1 Tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 1/4 Tsp salt
  • 170 g Butter
  • 1/2 cup Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Caster Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Ground Ginger
  • 2 Tbsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Tsp Ground Cloves
  • 1/4 Tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • 1/4 Cup Treacle
  • 1 Egg Large


  1. In a large bowl, sift together cocoa, flour, bicarbonade of soda and salt, and set aside.

  2. In a separate bowl, beat butter, brown sugar, white sugar, and spices until the mixture is light and fluffy. Set aside.

  3. Melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of hot water.

  4. Add the treacle, egg and melted chocolate to the butter and sugar mixture and beat for about 2 minutes.

  5. Slowly add the dry mixture a spoon at a time and mix until just combined.

  6. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees and roll out the dough until it is about 1/4 inch thick. Flour the surface and rolling pin if necessary

  7. Use festive cookie cutters to cut out shapes and place on baking paper on a baking sheet

  8. Cook in the oven for 8 minutes and leave on a rack until cool.

  9. Decorate with icing and sprinkles.

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Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies


1 Comment

  1. holly
    December 23, 2017 / 3:35 am

    ive made these before and somehow i couldn’t find my recipe, thank you so much for sharing.

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