Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

Photo Credit: Martha, not me.
I have found my new favorite cookie.  I'd take a picture of them, but every time I make them, I can't keep them around long enough to get a good shot.  Yes, they're that good.  Earlier this week, I made a batch that was supposed to make 24 cookies, but it only made 15. That meant I must have eaten 9 cookies-worth of dough before I put them in the oven.  Dang you, Martha Stewart.

So here's the recipe.  I cheated a little, because there's nothing more annoying to me than grating ginger, so I keep this stuff around for instances such as these.  You can get it at the co-op, and it pretty much lasts forever.

The other finicky thing about this recipe is that you have to refrigerate the dough for two hours, and then again for 20 minutes.  I'm not sure why (hey, I never claimed to be an expert), but I'm not gonna mess with perfection, so I just do what Martha tells me to do.  The nice thing about all these annoying and time-consuming activities (waiting for dough to rise, refrigerating cookies for hours before you cook them, waiting for milk to cool to room temperature, etc.) is that you can do other things while you're waiting.  Like laundry.  Or watching six episodes of How I Met Your Mother.  For instance.

Now that these cookies are gone, I have to find something else to bake.  Any suggestions?


  1. I assume you were able to watch six episodes of How I Met Your Mother because you broke down and bought the 5th season. Am I right? Anyway, these cookies sound delicious and I often think while cooking "I should take pictures of this process like Katie does." Unfortunately, this rarely (never) happens.

  2. I made these last year for Christmas, but yours turned out so much prettier than mine! Mine were so flat and sad looking. How did you do it? :)

    p.s. love the name of your blog!

  3. I think you should just bake ANOTHER batch now. LOL
    Heck, you loved them so much the first time, you know you'll appreciate them even more the second time around. I sure did when I made my second batch. ;)