These are my favorite cookies to make for the holidays. They are sophisticated enough to give as gifts, yet they are a simple drop cookie; no frosting or decorating needed. They also freeze extremely well once they are baked. The spicy flavor is intense while the chocolate keeps them sweet and kid friendly.
When I make mine I triple the recipe so I can get about 6 dozen cookies. This recipe works very well in double and triple batches. I use salted butter. I also add a teaspoon of vanilla per batch. There is no need to buy chocolate and chop it up. I use high-quality chocolate chips for mine, about 1/2 bag per batch. In Martha’s recipe it calls for rolling the dough into balls and then chilling them for 20 minutes before baking. I did not do this, it’s not necessary. The dough has been already been chilled so, roll the balls, roll in sugar, and bake.