Saturday, October 9, 2010

A Month of Cookies-Chocolate Ginger Sparkles-9

Here's a cookie that has been on my to do list for quite some time.  In the cooler months I suddenly remember to make certain cookies that I don't make during the summer or spring.   I guess it must be the signs of fall, like leaves tumbling across the grass that make me think of pumpkins and spice and all things fall.  I believe this recipe was in a cookie collection magazine....either Fine Cooking or Martha....I cannot remember which has been written out with a note to try it and for the life of me I cannot find the's around here somewhere.  Maybe I should clean up:)  In any event, it takes a good reliable recipe for Ginger sparkles and adds chocolate to the mix.  In my books...that's all good!  It's moist, chewy and has a bit of ginger bite and the sweetness of chocolate.

Chocolate Ginger Sparkles
1/2 cup butter softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1 tbsp grated fresh ginger
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/4 tsp ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp cloves
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 tbsp cocoa powder
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1 1/3 cup flour
1/4 cup white sugar, extra

Cream butter and brown sugar together until light and fluffy.  Beat in fresh ginger, & molasses.  Add dry spices and baking soda and cocoa powder and mix in.  Stir in flour and finally chocolate chips.  Chill dough in fridge at least 30 minutes.  Roll dough into 1 1/2 inch balls and roll in extra sugar.  Place on nonstick cookie sheet 2 inches apart.  Bake at 325 F for 10 minutes until surface of the cookies appear cracked.  Cool slightly on sheet before removing to cooling racks.


Kim said...

Looks delicious!! This one is going down as a must try :)

LittleRed said...

I hope you'll like them:)