Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Toys For Tots & The Great Online Cookie Exchange!

Before I get to the cookie recipe I'm sharing today....

Just a reminder that TOMORROW is the FINAL DAY to donate to my Toys for Tots Fundraiser, if you haven't already but want to. No amount is too small, even $5 will help make a difference! :)

Now, on to my contribution to the Great Online Cookie Exchange! BIG THANKS to Jz for putting together and organizing this awesome recipe fest each year. 

Chocolate Chip Gingerbread Cookies


Ingredients

2 1/4 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 1/2 sticks butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup molasses
1 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup granulated sugar (for rolling dough)
Preparation

Pre-heat the oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

Sift the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and ginger in a small bowl and set aside. Beat the butter and brown sugar with an electric mixer until well blended, about two minutes. Add the egg and molasses and beat until light in color and well blended, another minute or so. Add the flour mixture and mix until just incorporated. Fold in the chocolate chips.

Roll the dough into 1 tablespoon-size balls and roll each ball in the granulated sugar. Place the balls on cookie sheets (12 per sheet). Bake for 10 minutes – the cookies will look puffed up and have cracks, which is the way they should look; they will deflate as they cool. Let the cookies cool on the cookie sheets for 5 minutes, then move to cooling racks. 


Don't forget to visit the other Cookie Exchange participants!

16 comments:

little monkey said...

Yummy.

Cat said...

I love gingerbread cookies and I love chocolate but hadn't thought of mixing them together. Thanks for the great recipe!

Hugs and Blessings...
Cat

ronnie said...

Yum. I love gingerbread cookies but not tried them with chocolate. Thanks for the recipe.

Love,
Ronnie
xx

Nic said...

Thanks for the reminder. PayPal wouldn't let me log in the other day. Good luck with buying toys.

Hugs

Misty said...

Sounds yummy. Thanks for sharing.

Sofia Hisservant said...

Oh, yum, how lovely. Thanks!

blossom said...

love ginger...thank you for sharing...

Jz said...

ooooo... intriguing combination!
I'm going to have to give these a try!

Thanks for playing along, Ashly!

Grace said...

Hmmm, my son loves gingerbread cookies, but I've never thought of adding chocolate. It certainly sounds yummy!

Katie said...

This looks like an awesome combination! :) Thanks so much for sharing! Many hugs,

<3 Katie

Minelle Labraun said...

I am looking forward to baking! So many choices! Yum.

Christina said...

What is better than gingerbread and chocolate?! Yummy! :D

Rori said...

Oh man, that sounds so good. I love pretty much anything with ginger in it!

rose said...

Love chocolate and ginger together, great combination!

-r.

Blondie said...

Chocolate and pumpkin is the perfect compbination for this time of year. I love pumpkin pies and I have devoted my life to chocolate so this sounds perfect. Will have to try this weekend

Sillyone said...

I ama huge fan of all things ginger and all things chocolate. And when you bring them together? I can't wait to try them.