After training for and completing my third marathon, my words and stories are struggling to emerge. Heart to head to hand, muddled pathways and tired bones continue two weeks after crossing the finish line. So, I bake a simple and delicious cookie to share with you…and wait for my words to return, the exhaustion to pass. Until then, enjoy this cookie with others and a glass of cold milk.
Chocolate Dipped Ginger Snaps
A soft-baked gingersnap cookie, covered in raw sugar and dipped in semi-sweet chocolate.
Recipe barely adapted from Art of Simple Food by Alice Waters
Makes about 24 cookies
2 cups flour
1 + 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 + 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 stick + 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
2/3 cup of sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup molasses
1 egg, at room temperature
1/2 cup raw sugar
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted (I used Guittard chocolate chips.)
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, salt, cinnamon, and ginger. Set aside. Using a stand mixer with a paddle attachment beat the butter until light and fluffy. Add the sugar and continue mixing, scraping down the sides and bottom of the bowl once or twice. Next, add the vanilla extract, molasses, and egg. Beat until combined. Reduce the speed to low and add the dry ingredients. Continue mixing on low-speed until just combined.
Pre-heat your oven to 350F. While the oven is preheating, chill the dough. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Pour raw sugar into a bowl.
Using a 2-inch cookie scoop, scoop the cookie dough into rounded balls. Dip cookie dough balls into raw sugar, covering completely and place on the prepared baking sheet. Using the palm of your hand, flatten the dough slightly, until the ball looks like a 2-inch circle. Bake until set, about 10 minutes, one cookie sheet at a time. Allow cookies to cool for 2 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. While the cookies cool, melt the chocolate. Once the cookies are cooled completely, dip half of the cookie into the melted chocolate. Allow the cookies to set completely before packaging. Enjoy!
5 Ginger Cookie Links
Ginger infused caramel and bittersweet chocolate come together in this delightful chocolate caramel cookie. Head to I am Baker for the recipe.
Looking for an easy, go to cookie for the holidays? Head to Not Without Salt for a brown butter ginger cookie with mascarpone cream. This recipe is now on my must-try list!
Bon Appetempt’s ginger cookies with chocolate and dried apricots is a cookie that cannot be missed this holiday season!
If you are a fan of white chocolate, check out Cooking Classy’s white chocolate dipped ginger cookies.
Prefer crispy gingersnap cookies over soft? Head to A Thought For Food for Brian’s recipe.