Thursday, December 17, 2009

:: Thursday's Recipe Rodeo ::

Woohoo! It's Thursday!! This is the place to get some new recipes or maybe even a twist on an old one. Feel free to take any recipe here and use it as you please. If you want to join in on the Recipe Rodeo, let me know! I would love to try some of your recipes too!

Today's Round Up: Sweets

I would not call myself much of a baker but these cookies are easy to make someone like me look like I know how to bake. I got this recipe from my dear friend Sam a few years ago. I love giving these cookies to friends along with some of my very own homemade peppermint bark (a recipe for another time). If you like chocolate, gingerbread, deliciousness and easy recipes this one is for you!

Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

* 1 1/2 Cups plus 1 Tbsp. flour
* 1 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
* 1 tsp. cinnamon
* 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
* 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
* 1 Tbsp. cocoa powder
* 1 stick unsalted butter
* 1 Tbsp. fresh ginger, grated
* 1/2 Cup brown sugar
* 1/4 Cup unsulphered molasses
* 1 tsp. baking soda
* 1 1/2 tsp boiling water
* 7 ozs. semi-sweet chocolate chips
* 1/4 Cup sugar (for rolling the cookies in)

(I typically double the recipe and get heaps of cookies out of it!


Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In medium bowl, sift flour, cinnamon, cloves, cocoa, nutmeg and ground ginger. In another bowl blend softened butter and fresh ginger until white (approx. 4 or 5 minutes). Add brown sugar and mix. Add molasses and mix. In a small bowl dissolve baking soda in boiling water. Beat in flour mixture and baking soda water (batter will be sticky/tacky). Stir in chocolate chips. Roll into 1 1/2 inch balls then roll in sugar. Place in fridge for at least one hour. Place chilled dough balls on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 12 - 13 minutes. Enjoy!If you want to join in on your own blog, simply link back to this blog and mention that you are partaking in Thursday's Recipe Rodeo. If you don't have a blog and want to share a recipe with us - leave it in the comments!Click here for a printable version of Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies


Jessica Hoff said...

oh yum. i'm craving these now.

Sally said...

Those look yummalicious!