Thursday, December 17, 2009

Spicy Chocolate Cookies with Candied Ginger


I found this cookie recipe over at one of my very favorite food blogs - Baking Bites. Nicole has provided me with so many excellent recipes over the years, and like few others, she really inspires me to get into the kitchen and bake RIGHT NOW.

This cookie is great - spicy and flavorful and with gorgeous little chunks of ginger. It's also quite sturdy and perfect to pack up and send as holiday gifts. I've amended the quantities slightly, but for the original recipe (in US measuremeants), go here.

Spicy Chocolate Cookies with Candied Ginger
(printable recipe)

500 ml flour
4 tbsp cocoa powdder
1,5 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp ginger, ground
1/2 tsp cinnamon, ground
1/4 tsp cloves, ground
1/4 tsp black pepper, finely ground
110 g unsalted butter, at room temperature
250 ml sugar
1 large egg
4 tbsp molasses or dark syrup
2 tsp balsamic vinegar
1 tsp vanilla extract or vanilla powder
100 ml finely chopped dark chocolate
100 ml chopped candied ginger
100 ml raw cane sugar, for rolling

Mix flour, cocoa powder and all spices in a bowl. Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy, and add the egg. Beat well. Stir in the molasses, balsamic vinegar, and vanilla. Add the dry ingredients, a little at a time, and mix into a smooth dough. Finally add the chocolate and ginger.

Shape small balls of the dough, and roll them in the raw sugar. Flatten slightly and place on a baking sheet, with plenty of room to spread out.

Bake at 175°C for about 10 minutes.

Recipe in Swedish:
Chokladkakor med ingefära


Dagmar said...

They look great!

Malgosia said...

hejsan anne,
jag ska prova baka dem imorgon :-) hur mycket kakor framgå av recepten? mer än två bakplatar?
tack ska du ha! hälsningar från tyskland :-)

Anne said...

Det blir ganska många - jag gjorde rätt små och det blev kanske 60.

Malgosia said...

hej hej.
tack för svaret. ju, det blev ganska många. fick 100 eller så... :-)
de är jättegoda - tack för receptet!