My daughter wanted chocolate chip cookies for breakfast on Sunday. Even though I secretly agreed with her, I thought it was best to tell her no, and that we could make them together after church. This seemed to appease her for the time, but she did not forget!
When it was time to get baking cookies, a few things shaped this recipe:
1) Its fall, and I am obsessed, (maybe in a weird way) with all flavors fall- such as spice.
2) I only had one stick of butter in my fridge and I was too lazy to go get more.
3) Pia insisted there had to chocolate.
After noting those things, the rest was a complete experiment. But I have to say that they turned out well. The cocoa and molasses take backseat to the ginger and melted dark chocolate chips. They are almost spicy! I was thinking that they are just kind of a “grown-up” chocolate chip cookie. But having said that, Pia ate her cookie in about 1 minute flat and is still wearing the chocolate on her face ☺
(As soon as Henry hears the mixer coming out or the oven turning on, he comes right to the kitchen…)
Chocolate Ginger Cookies, makes 3 dozen
1 stick butter
1 cup dark brown sugar
½ cup molasses
2 ½ cups flour
3 Tbs cocoa powder
2 tsp ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp nutmeg
¼ tsp cloves
1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
½ cup white sugar for rolling the cookies in
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare 2 sheet pans with silpats or parchment paper.
In the bowl of a standing mixer, beat the butter and sugar together until fluffy.
Add the molasses and beat to combine.
Add the eggs and beat to combine.
In a separate bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients together.
Add the dry ingredients to the butter, sugar and molasses.
Add the bag of chocolate chips and combine.
Scoop the dough by the rounded spoonful into the bowl of sugar.
Roll the dough in the sugar.
Place the cookies on the sheet pan.
With the palm of your hand give each one a tap to slightly flatten it.
Bake the cookies at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
Remove the cookies from the oven and let cool.
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These sound really yummy! Your little helper is so cute.
Vicki- you are the best! I hope you had a great Thanksgiving weekend!
These cookies look fabulous and I will absolutely make them…however…I must admit I check your blog daily just to see if there is a new picture of my favorite little Pia!!! Lina
Love the cookies, love the helper! My daughter and I will have to try this out too! Blessings & Giggles
She is too cute! I can’t wait to have a little cooking assistant of my own someday 🙂
The cookies look delicious too – I love twists on classic recipes!
Oh my goodness – such beautiful photos!! Your daughter is precious.
Heather! We found Garofalo pasta at Costco yesterday and it is utterly amazing! Comparable in flavor to very expensive brands. They should make you their U.S. ambassador! I never would have tried it except for your writing about the trip to Italy.
Look at Miss Pia in her adorable Sunday dress and her little bob haircut – SO cute! Cookies look wonderful too! 🙂
The darling Sous-Chef looks so pretty. Ginger, chocolate, cookies, a beautiful child, and a big dog are among my favorite things in life.
Vicki in GA, those things are among my very favorites too 🙂 In fact I am pretty sure they are my life!
These cookies are now a family favorite.