Chocolate and ginger cookies

Prep 15 min
Total 1 hour 10 min
Makes 48 cookies

This soft, gingery cookie is packed with gooey chocolate chunks and chewy candied ginger. The mix is a fun gift for friends and neighbours with kids.

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Ingredients

2 1/4 cups
all-purpose flour, divided
1 tsp
1/4 tsp
1 tsp
ground ginger
1/2 tsp
1/4 tsp
1 cup
1/4 cup
finely chopped candied ginger
3/4 cup
chopped dark chocolate, about 112 g

To bake cookies, you'll need:

1
egg
3/4 cup
1/4 cup

Instructions

  • WASH and dry a 1-L jar with lid.
  • DIVIDE flour between 2 medium bowls. Stir baking soda and salt into the first bowl. Stir ground ginger, cinnamon and cloves into the second bowl.
  • SPOON flour mixture from first bowl carefully into jar to create the first layer. Spoon in brown sugar. Carefully spoon
    in flour-spice mixture from second bowl. Scatter candied ginger over top, then chopped chocolate. Wrap a piece of plastic wrap over the mouth of the jar. Seal the jar and tie with ribbon.
  • ATTACH a recipe with the following baking directions: Pour contents of jar into a large bowl. Add 1 egg, 3/4 cup butter, at room temperature, and 1/4 cup fancy molasses. Beat, using an electric mixer on medium-high, until combined. Refrigerate until dough is firm enough to roll, about 20 min. Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly spray 2 baking sheets with oil. Roll dough into 1-in. balls. Arrange on prepared sheets 2 in. apart. Bake each sheet in centre of oven until cookies are golden, 10 to 12 min. Remove to a rack to cool completely. Store ginger cookies in an airtight container at room temperature up to 1 week.
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Nutrition

Calories 89
Protein 1 g
Carbohydrates 13 g
Fat 4 g
Sodium 67 mg
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Issue: December 2015

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Photo credit: Photo, Erik Putz.

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