Double Ginger Chocolate Cookies

Last week I went over to a friends house for coffee. As usually happens when two single women get together, the conversation eventually turned to men. You’d think at this point in our lives we could manage a conversation without talking about them, but no. Long story short, we don’t get them.

You go out on a date (well she does, I think 95% of the population is un-datable), things go really well, and then a week goes by and he hasn’t called for a second date. Why? What happened?

We pondered the possibilities while eating these Double Ginger and Chocolate Cookies. Serious injury was ruled out because she saw him at the gym. He smiled and waved, so it wasn’t amnesia. The men in Montreal tend to be short, and this guy is 6’2”. My theory is he knows all the women in the city are fighting over him and the other four tall guys, so he doesn’t want to commit.

After eating several cookies and drinking too much coffee, we came up with an action plan. Call him, ask how his weekend was, and see if he mentions date number two. She put the plan in place  Sunday night. They had a great conversation, but no second date

At least there were cookies.

I’ll be honest, these were a little too gingery for me. Next time I think I’ll just use the ground ginger. I also think they could use some chocolate chips. The recipe isn’t perfect, but I think with a few more tweaks it could be really good.

Double Ginger Chocolate Cookies

Adapted from the January 2011 issue of Bon Appetit

  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup mild-flavored (light) molasses
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons minced peeled fresh ginger
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  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. Mix in the molasses, egg and fresh ginger until well combined.
  4. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet.
  5. Using a tablespoon or small ice cream scoop, drop dough onto a cookie sheet about two inches apart.
  6. Bake for 13-15 minutes.



29 thoughts on “Double Ginger Chocolate Cookies

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  1. Yum! I’ve been wanting to try baking ginger cookies, but always run out of ginger by the end of the week (we used lots of ginger for cooking).

    Most of the time, I find shorter guys to be more charming and interesting. But I might be biased, because I’m married to one :)

  2. I love ginger so these sound great. They are going on the list for this weekend. I just got my first order from King Arthur Flour that had some black cocoa in it, and I might try some candied ginger in place of the fresh.

  3. I’ll bet had your girlfriend ended the first date by leaving the chap with a package of those cookies, there likely would have been more than a phone call! Ginger and chocolate sounds like a winner!

  4. These cookies sound fantastic. I love the chocolate ginger combo. I’m starting a new linky on my blog this Saturday called “Sweets for a Saturday.” If you get a chance, I’d like to invite you to stop by and link this up.

  5. Men. I don’t get them either and I married one! And mine is 6’7″ so he’d surely stand out in Montreal. But as long as there are cookies in the world, men will be talked about over them. I love the idea of the ginger and chocolate together but I will keep your tweaks in mind!

  6. Such a cute post…makes me SO glad I’m an old married lady…LOL…

    Back to the cookies…wow, they combine two of our favorite flavors…genius!!!

  7. Well, I find in most cases, that we’re just absent-minded. And we don’t get offered double-ginger cookies nearly enough. Perhaps she should send the dude some of those. You know the phrase ‘the way to a man’s heart …?’ Well, it’s true. We are, in fact, that simple.

  8. I think I would like these cookies because I love ginger and adding chocolate chips sounds good too! Now about the men, on second thought I’ll just have a cookie;-)

  9. Lynn, recipe looks good but am confused with it. Ingredients say baking soda and instructions say to mix in baking powder AND salt but there are no measurements for salt. Please clarify. Thanks

  10. I just made these, using some chopped crystallized ginger instead of the raw ginger, and chocolate chips as suggested; good, but not stunning. Maybe even more chocolate? More spice? However, I am sure they will go over well at the event they’re aimed for. Certainly the combination of ginger and chocolate deserves investigation. Thanks.

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