Monday, December 14, 2009

chocolate ginger cookies

These are so delicious.
Little chunks of ginger and soft chocolate pieces make your mouth happy.

Chocolate Ginger Cookies
Makes 5 dozen

1½ cups butter, softened
1½ cups brown sugar
1¼ cup molasses
4 tsp baking soda
2 ½ Tbsp boiling water
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp ground ginger
3 tsp gr. cinnamon
1 tsp gr. cloves
1 tsp gr. nutmeg
1 tsp mace
1 tsp all spice
¼ cup cocoa powder
3 Tbsp candied ginger
2 cups chocolate chips (I did chunks)

½ cup white sugar

Preheat the oven to 350F.

Using a mixer, cream the butter and sugar together. Blend in the molasses. In a small dish mix the boiling water with the baking soda and add to the creamed butter mixture.

In a large bowl whisk the flour with all the dried spices and cocoa powder. With the mixer running on low speed, slowly add the flour mixture. Once all the flour has been mixed in add the chopped candied ginger and chocolate chips.

Chill the dough for 20-30 minutes. Form the dough into small 1-2 inch balls. Gently press the balls down, to form a thick disk. Dip the disk into the white sugar and place on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Bake the cookies until they have a crackled look, 8-10 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool.

1 comment:

Hungry Jenny said...

Wow. That looks like the most perfect set of cookies ever! Mmm..

Hungry Jenny x

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