Chewy Gingerbread Chocolate Chip Cookies are perfect to give and to receive. Gingerbread, chocolate chips, and toffee all wrapped up in one delicious cookie. A must-have in your Christmas cookie recipe collection.
These chewy chocolate chip cookies have become a holiday favourite. The perfect milk and cookies for Santa combination.
OMG, can you believe Christmas is only days away!! Are you ready? Have you checked your “multiple” lists twice? We have been devouring festive granola for weeks now.
This month has been a whirlwind. So much to cram into a few very short weeks. Throw in a couple of snowstorms just for fun. Gifts still to buy. None the less the BIG DAY is so close. Have you got your tree up yet?
HOW MANY MORE SLEEPS TILL SANTA COMES?
If you have kids, or in my case grandkids, this has been the question of the day for a couple of weeks now. Along with “Where is the Elf today”? Kids are so much fun to watch during the holidays. Their enthusiasm is contagious.
Just when you think you have all the Christmas baking figured out, one more recipe seems to come along that you “must try” this year. I mean you ccan NEVER have too many holiday cookies right?
The inspiration for these Chewy Gingerbread Chocolate Chip Cookies came from the recent delivery of Food Network magazine.
We could eat gingerbread all year long in our house. Festive Holiday Special Tea is something we enjoy during the holidays. Eggnog and ginger tea sure make a delicious drink. Speaking of eggnog, Rum & Eggnog Latte is a great option too.
GINGERBREAD CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE INGREDIENTS
This homemade chocolate chip cookie recipe is super delicious (and addictive too). It’s like a soft gingerbread cookie, molasses cookie and chocolate chip cookie in one. The ULTIMATE chocolate chip ginger cookie with a hit of toffee.
You will need:
- all-purpose flour
- baking soda
- *(affiliate) gingerbread spice blend
- *(affiliate) molasses
- brown sugar
- chocolate chips
- *(affiliate) toffee bits
I will admit, this recipe is at the top of my holiday cookies list. Once you bake these (oh and your house will smell amazing), you will want to eat them as soon as they come out of the oven. I would advise you to wait for at least a minute (or two). The chocolate chips are super hot, and you don’t want to burn your mouth.
This chewy gingerbread cookie recipe is SO DELICIOUS. I actually have to hide some to make sure I get my fair share. I can’t decide which cookie I love more, these or my Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies.
TIPS FOR THE PERFECT CHEWY CHOCOLATE CHIP GINGER COOKIES
- These cookies tend to stick. Be sure to spray your *(affiliate) baking sheet with cooking spray. I prefer to use *(affiliate) parchment paper or a *(affiliate) silicone mat on my cookie sheets.
- Be sure to cool your cookies on a *(affiliate) wire rack.
- You can make your own gingerbread blend or use store-bought.
- Using and *(affiliate) handheld mixer or *(affiliate) stand mixer is best for mixing the ingredients.
- DO NOT OVERBAKE the cookies. They should seem a little underdone when you remove them from the oven. They will harden as they cool. Over baked cookies will be hard, not chewy.
- Cooled cookies should be stored in an *(affiliate) airtight container to retain freshness. Baked cookies will stay fresh for several days. Alternatively, you can also freeze them for longer storage.
- Like with all baking, quality ingredients produce the best results.
DO YOU LEAVE COOKIES OUT FOR SANTA?
This has been a tradition since I was a little girl. My girls did it, and now my grandchildren are carrying on with the fun. It is always so special to see them write their little note and leave the cookies out. All I know is the plate and glass of milk are empty Christmas morning.
Santa really needs to take some of these Chewy Gingerbread Chocolate Chip Cookies back to Mrs. Claus. She deserves some treats too. Keeping all those elves fed is a big job!!
I bet the elves would love some White Chocolate Popcorn Balls too.
BELIEVE IN THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS
There are so many great Christmas movies to enjoy. My favourite is The Polar Express. My kids love Elf, and my husband, well for some reason Bad Santa has made his list. To each his own!!
We are taking the grandkids on the Polar Express Train Ride this weekend. Check it out at the York-Durham Heritage Railway. They are super excited!
With Christmas seeming like minutes away, I wanted to take the time to thank you so very much for visiting my blog over the year. Your wonderful comments are so very much appreciated. I look forward to creating new and exciting recipes for you in 2020!!
From our house to yours: MERRY CHRISTMAS!!
Need a bit more holiday inspiration? Quick & Easy Festive Holiday Croissants make a great brunch item.
Do you have foodies on your Christmas gift list? Homemade gifts are always a hit. Check out this 28 Unique Edible Gifts for Christmas roundup! Lots of tasty treats for everyone!!
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Chewy Gingerbread Chocolate Chip Cookies for Santa
- 1 cup butter (room temperature)
- 2 1/12 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 3 tsp gingerbread spice
- 3 tsp molasses
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1/1/4 cups light brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups chocolate chips
- 1 cup toffee bits
- Preheat oven to 350º F.
- Spray cookie trays with cooking spray **NOTE** These cookies tend to stick because of the toffee bits, so using parchment paper or a silicone mat will help.
- In a bowl whisk the flour, baking soda, salt and gingerbread spice.
- Using a hand mixer, beat the butter till creamy.
- Add the brown and white sugar, and beat until fluffy.
- Add the eggs, vanilla and molasses, beat until blended.
- Add the flour mixture, and blend well.
- Using a spoon/spatula, add the chocolate chips and toffee bits.
- Mix until combined.
- Roll dough into 1 1/2 inch balls.
- Place on prepared cookie sheet.
- Bake for 11 minutes **NOTE** Cookies will look underdone, they will harden as they cool.
- Let the cookies cool on the baking tray for 5 minutes, then transfer to cooling rack.