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
DIRECTIONS
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.

4 comments:

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.