This week’s holiday cookie is definitely a family favourite, combining the very best flavours of the season—chocolate and spice-infused gingerbread. I brought a bag of these cookies into SavvyHQ a few weeks ago, and I knew they were the perfect choice when the entire package lay empty before the hour-long meeting was over.
One of the benefits of these cookies is that they are healthier than what might normally grace your holiday sweet table. I’m working hard to create a healthier holiday in our home this year, and while I’m still baking up some of our family favourites, I’m also trying to inject a few cookies that I feel good about serving.
Soft and chewy, the addition of whole-wheat flour creates a welcome nutty flavour and these cookies freeze amazingly well, making them perfect for gift giving. I like to package them in cello bags fastened with pretty ribbon and a cinnamon stick.
Do you have a favourite spice cookie for the holidays? Would you add chocolate to your recipe?
Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies
(adapted from Martha Stewart)
Prep and Cook
Good to Know: Demerara sugar is less refined than granulated sugar making it a little bit healther. It has a molasses-like taste to it, making it a good choice for these cookies. Demerara can be purchased at bulk food stores or in the natural foods section of your grocery store.