Friday, February 20, 2009

Triple Ginger Cookies

The last time I ate ginger cookies was at my moms house, a couple summers ago. I remember how much I loved the ginger bite that they had. I was at Trader Joe's and they were selling chocolate covered ginger. It reminded me of the wonrderful cookie. I found this recipe and love how they turned out. These are quite spicy but our kids both liked them. I think they are best right out of the oven and still warm and gooey.
Triple Ginger Cookies with Chocolate chips
3/4 cup butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup molasses
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground ginger
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger root
1/2 cup chopped crystallized ginger
6 oz chocolate chips
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg and molasses. Combine the flour, ground ginger, baking soda, and salt; stir into the molasses mixture using a wooden spoon. Mix in the fresh and crystallized gingers. Cover, and refrigerate dough for at least 2 hours, or overnight.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Shape dough into 1 inch balls, and place about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly browned. Cool on wire racks.


Our Complete Family said...

They look and sound so yummy! I love ginger cookies and used to eat them all the time overseas. Haven't had them in awhile. Hmm...I might have to get to baking! You are such a fantastic Mommy always making wonderful things for your family! Happy weekend~ Leslie

Ross and Jill's Blog said...

They were yummy! Thanks for sharing:) I bet they were even better warm out of the oven!

Donna-FFW said...

Tripple ginger, I am so there, they sound delicious.

At Home In Georgia said...

Bet those were good. Ginger makes me feel so homey..warm and cozy. I have never had chocolate in a ginger cookie. Sounds good. But I never have all those ginger's on hand I will have to go shopping to try these.