Chewy Chocolate Ginger Cookies

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.

Here is a link to the original recipe from Martha Stewart

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.


About swellkid recipes

I am a mother of two children, a wife, a teacher, and an avid home cook. These recipes are written, tested and created or adapted by me in my home kitchen. All photos were taken by me with my Canon Digital Rebel XT. No filters or Photoshop, usually natural light on my kitchen table. My motto is, if I can do it, you can do it!
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