chocolate ginger cookies

these cookies are adapted from an old martha stewart living recipe i ripped out a few years ago. something about a simple sugar cookie combined with the flavors of chocolate and ginger seemed very appropriate for fall. perfect for a midnight snack with a glass of milk or cup of tea on a cool rainy october evening! or as you start to think about holiday cookies, this is a tasty one to keep close.

we celebrated our third wedding anniversary yesterday with a perfect new york afternoon. we had a great lunch at gramercy tavern (one of our favorites), a walk through central park, and a stop here for some cheeses and charcuterie for dinner - have you tried barely buzzed from beehive cheese co? the rind is rubbed in ground coffee & it's delicious!

hoping to finally get to the new amsterdam market this sunday - has anyone been? any vendors we shouldn't miss? also excited to get a copy of this new cookbook featuring recipes from many of our brooklyn faves. happy weekend!

Chocolate Ginger Cookies
makes 24 2 1/2-inch cookies

1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
6 tbs unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup plus 2 tbs brown sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup molasses
1 tbs grated fresh ginger
vanilla sugar for sprinkling
preheat oven to 325 degrees F. whisk together flours, cocoa, spices, salt, baking powder and baking soda. cream butter and brown sugar on medium speed in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment until pale and fluffy. add egg, molasses and grated ginger and mix until combined. add flour mixture and mix on low speed until just combined.
wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate one hour. roll out on a lightly floured surface to 1/4-inch thick. use 2 1/2 cookie cutters to make shapes and place 1-inch apart on parchment lined baking sheets. refrigerate 20 minutes or until firm.
sprinkle with vanilla sugar. bake until cookies are firm, 11-13 minutes. let cool on wire rack and enjoy!


Matt said...

Happy anniversary you guys!

Chocolate Shavings said...

Happy anniversary! These cookies look simple and delicious

Dana said...

Happy anniversary! May you have many more!

The chocolate and ginger in these cookies must go together so well.

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Unknown said...

I love the sound of these cookies, I bet they would be awesome with a cup of tea :)
*kisses* HH

Amelia PS said...

...and many mooooore!!!

Natasha said...

Your New York anniversary afternoon sounds truly perfect. I should take notes for a future visit. Can't wait to try your recipe.

Blandine said...

Sounds like a lovely anniversary afternoon.
Chocolate and ginger are flavours I love eating at the moment.

Emma said...

Sounds like a sweet day - happy anniversary.

These cookies look wonderful, chocolate and ginger is a lovely combo :)

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