Monday, January 24, 2011

To Try Tuesday - Triple Ginger Chocolate Cookies


I am a big fan of ginger, especially in baked goods.  On my trip to Australia a few months ago I discovered a new taste sensation in the form of dark chocolate coated ginger.  I brought a box back with me but it didn't last long.  When I saw this recipe for Double Ginger Chocolate Cookies on I'll Have What She's Having I knew I'd have to try it.



Recently I placed my first order with King Arthur Flour. I received a packet of their baking chips once as a gift and since that time I have been ogling the catalog and fighting with myself - should I or shouldn't I?  I am so glad that I finally caved as not only do they have excellent products, but their customer service is probably the best I have ever encountered.  Without going into details let me just say that I came away from the experience as a customer for life.  And no, I did not receive any free products, just excellent customer service, something that seems to be lacking in some other businesses these days.  And my order shipped quickly too, which is always a bonus.



One of the products I purchased was Black Cocoa Powder.  It is described on their site as "super-dark, super-rich Dutch-process cocoa that will make the darkest chocolate cake or cookies you've ever seen".  This was exactly how I wanted these cookies to look.  You only have to use a small amount to achieve this.  Also, to boost the ginger flavor I decided to add an additional ingredient - finely chopped crystallized ginger.  I love the sweet bite of crystallized ginger, and I love adding it to cookies as you get nice little bits in each bite.

These cookies did not last long.  They looked liked a dark chocolate cookie, but smelled just like a ginger cookie - the best of both worlds!  I think that they would make a great base for ice cream sandwiches.

So tell me, what are some of your favorite companies to order from online?



Triple Ginger Chocolate Cookies
Ingredients
Preparation
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. In a bowl, mix together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt, ground ginger, ground cinnamon.
  3. In a separate bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. 
  4. Mix in the molasses, egg and fresh ginger until well combined.
  5. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet.
  6. Using a tablespoon or small ice cream scoop, drop dough onto a cookie sheet about two inches apart.
  7. Bake for 13-15 minutes.
  8. Remove cookies from tray and cool on a wire rack. 
  9. Makes about 36 cookies.
Adapted from I'll Have What She's Having via Bon Appetit







30 comments:

  1. How does it taste? Can you taste ginger or just smell? :)

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  2. Omg that flavor combination is crazy! I bet it is amazing. I bought some crystallized ginger on a whim today & now I can use it! Thanks for the recipe :)

    I don't do much shopping online for ingredients but I have ordered some organic coconut oil and coconut cream from tropical traditions.

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  3. @Medeja
    You can definitely taste it but it is such a great combination of spicy ginger and sweet chocolate.

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  4. woow.. it looks really amazing..

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  5. Those deep dark chocolate cookies look so amazing. I love the touch of ginger...it sounds perfect :)

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  6. Chocolate and ginger sound like such a wonderful combination, though I've never had it. I'll have to try these cookies. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. I don't think I've ever had chocolate and ginger together. It sounds like it would be really good like cinnamon and chocolate!

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  8. These sound so delicious! I love ginger and definitely don't eat it enough!

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  9. I liked the look of Lynn's recipe too! Love how you've upped the ante with these!

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  10. Oh, how this would be a perfect breakfast!

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  11. I have a double ginger scone recipe that's wonderful so adding a third ginger sounds like a fab idea.

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  12. Those cookies look beautiful. King Arthur's wasn't lying when they said how dark they'd be; that color really speaks to the flavor (and I can't even smell them!).

    I've never heard of dark chocolate covered ginger, but it sounds great; I'll have to try out this combination. Thanks for the recipe! ^_^

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  13. This is one of my favorite flavor combos too. I have to try your cookies. I've been a King Arthur customer for years and also have nothing but praise for them.

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  14. These sound so good! I bet chocolate and ginger go really well together!

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  15. These look so interesting! So dark and rich looking. Ginger and chocolate! Hmmm!

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  16. what a gorgeous color! These sound amazing and I too am a King Arthur Girl for life due to customer service!

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  17. Sounds and looks amazing! You could sandwich some icing in the middle....mmmmmm

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  18. I didn't even know that you could by food from King Aurthur's flour, thanks for the heads up!
    Those cookies must have been oh so flavorful! I would have loved to enjoy a few of them!
    Dennis

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  19. Dark Cocoa is a really good. The one I have is called Onyx and smells a bit like black licorice but thankfully doesn't taste like it. It gives a deeper chocolate flavor to the recipe. Can't wait to try your recipe.

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  20. Spicy/sweet chocolate chip cookie - sounds great!! I'd love for you to throw me a few :)

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  21. @Lo-moGreat idea! I can see ginger buttercream in my future.

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  22. King Arthur has great products, I fully agree though I need to try two more of their products before I can do another review of them.

    I tend to not order a lot online but that's because we get so much to do featured reviews of. I wouldn't have time to make much more than I do.

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  23. Black cocoa powder? HOW SUPER COOL! I definitely want to try it ... and these cookies!

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  24. Okay, Two of my favorite cookies combined. I'm definitely saving this one. They look so soft and chewy. Grrrrr, I wish I had some right now!

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  25. I love all of the flavors, and spices you've got in the recipe. They sound like they would taste delish.

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  26. I Love the idea of ginger and chocolate - forgive me if I sound naive but Is crystalized ginger normally sweet? I would love to try this with freshly grated ginger - would that work?

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  27. @Now Serving
    Crystallized ginger is what I would call sweet-spicy. You can definitely use freshly grated ginger. Click on the link in the first paragraph for the Double Ginger Chocolate Cookies and you will see that the original recipe called for exactly this. Let me know how they turn out. Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  28. this is a terrific combination...thank you for sharing!

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