I have been cooking and stocking the freezer this weekend and wanted a little sweet something to finish off. These are another spin on a traditional chocolate chip cookie, using 70% cocoa chocolate chunk and chopped candied ginger. Chocolate covered ginger is a nice treat in and of itself and this is my way of bringing that flavor to a cookie. I thought the result was pretty tasty !
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 2 cups coarsely chopped dark chocolate (I used a combo of Just Us brand along with Camino and some Lindt I had)
- 1/2 cup chopped candied ginger
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a bowl, set aside. In a stand mixer cream together butter and sugars until incorporated. Add eggs one at a time, then vanilla. Slowly add dry ingredients in two or three additions until fully mixed. Lastly, mix in chocolate and ginger.
Use a small ice cream scoop to portion out dough onto parchment lined cookie sheets. Bake for 7-8 minutes or until turning golden. Allow to cool on rack. Recipe makes about 34 cookies, depending on size.