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chewy ginger chocolate chip cookies

a recipe by
barbara hale
Hamden, CT

I first saw this recipe in a Martha Stewart magazine.I tried it-and it quickly became a big favorite!Between the chocolate and chopped ginger,it combines the best of two worlds in one bite!Usually these would be just "everyday cookies" as I say,meaning if it rains or snows,or if a game is on-we make cookies!But these are truly so yummy that my family now asks for them also at Christmas time too,along with our other traditional and special Christmas cookies! It's gotta be a good one tho to be in my holiday category!Enjoy.. as much as we do!!

serves a few dozen..? 3 or so
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For chewy ginger chocolate chip cookies

  • 8 Tbsp
    butter,room temp
  • 1/2 c
    dark brown sugar,packed
  • 1/2 c
    "grandmas" dark molasses
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 1 Tbsp
    hershey's unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 1/4 tsp
    ginger powder
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground clove powder
  • 1 Tbsp
    finely chopped crystalized ginger(and do not skip this part!)
  • 8 oz
    semi-sweet chocolate chips

How To Make chewy ginger chocolate chip cookies

  • 1
    Set oven to 350. Cream butter and brown sugar.Add molasses and stir to blend.
  • 2
    Add the dry ingredients:flour,baking soda,cocoa powder and spices,blending well with the butter/molasses mixture.
  • 3
    Lastly,add in the choc chips,mixing till blended into the batter.
  • 4
    Take dough by rounded teaspoons and put onto a greased cookie sheet.Leave a bit of room in between each one.
  • 5
    Sprinkle pinches of white sugar on top of each cookie before baking.Can use colored sugars too!
  • 6
    **Bake for betw about "11-15" min..OR until the tops are slightly cracked. Careful not to overbake bec they will be too hard.
  • 7
    **I played with the cooking times from the original recipe.Time varies for whatever reason.Naturally the size you make them effects the cooking time too.You may do as I do..and just watch carefully till done-always within the time frames listed. Once they're done,be prepared to hide the goods! Warm ones are deadly!

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