Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Ginger-Chip Cookies

Category: Cookies and Bars
Difficulty Rating: Easy

My daughter, Chef Lauren, loves these. Because she loves ginger. Ginger root, ginger ale, gingerbread, ginger candy, candied ginger, ginger ANYTHING! I had them first at a cookie exchange long ago when Lauren was about 4. Now, I like ginger, but I don't adore ginger. I have pretty traditional tastes. So, I sort of eyed them suspiciously at first, "hmmmm". Ginger with chocolate? I took a bite anyway. Boom! I was hooked. Sometimes deliciousness is found in unexpected places...

Ingredients:

3/4 C butter
1 C sugar
1 egg
3 T dark molasses
2 C flour
2 t baking soda
1 t cinnamon
1 t ginger
1/4 t cloves
1/4 t salt
1 C semi-sweet pieces

Directions:

Cream butter and sugar, add rest of ingredients and blend until smooth dough forms--using medium to low speed on mixer. Stir in chocolate chips and shape into 1 inch balls. Roll in sugar. Place on greased cookie sheet and bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes until cookies are browned and firm.

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