1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup molasses
2 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup milk
1/3 cup granulated sugar for decoration
Combine butter or margarine, molasses, and unsweetened chocolate in the top of a double boiler. Heat until chocolate melts. Stir until smooth.
Sift together flour, 2/3 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda, ginger, and salt. Stir in melted chocolate mixture and milk. Mix
well. Chill until firm.
Roll dough into 1 inch balls. Roll balls in sugar. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 190 degrees C for about 10 minutes.