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Author Notes: Triple ginger cookies get a boost with a little dark chocolate in the middle and demerara sugar. It's also really tempting not to spell it demerarararara. —Fresh Beats, Fresh Eats
Makes 40 cookies
- 2 1/2 cups AP flour
- 1/3 cup minced crystallized ginger
- 1 1/2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter (room temp)
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar (packed)
- 1/2 cup dark brown sugar (packed)
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup mild flavored molasses
- 1 cup demarara sugar (for rolling)
- 30-40 dark chocolate Hershey's kisses
- Whisk the flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl, then stir in the crystallized ginger.
- Put the butter in your stand mixer and beat it until its nice and creamy, about 2 minutes.
- Beat in the brown sugars one at a time, then keep it going at medium-high speed for about 3 minutes. Get 'em fluffy, folks.
- Mix in the egg, molasses, both remaining gingers, cinnamon, and cloves. Then add half the flour stuff in, mix it in on low, and add the other half.
- Now's the time when I tell you to stop being fat and refrigerate the dough overnight, so the flavors can get nice and groovy. And you want groovy flavors...don't you?
- Get a small, wide bowl and pour the demarara sugar in it. Roll yourself some dough balls (about 1 1/2 tsp per ball, it should be a little smaller than a golf ball) and roll the balls in the sugar.
- Preheat your oven to 350.
- Line a couple baking sheets with parchment and put the cookie balls on them, about 1 1/2 inches apart.
- Stick them in the oven, one on the top rack and one in the middle. Bake for 8 minutes, switch 'em, and bake for another 7. If they're just barely cracked, you're golden.
- IMMEDIATELY stick the cookies on a cooling rack and gently press a chocolate kiss into the middle of each one, then let them cool for 5 minutes. No fancy cooling time here.
- Most of this recipe came from here: http://www.epicurious.com/articlesguides/bestof/toprecipes/bestcookierecipes/recipes/food/views/Triple-Ginger-Cookies-356326
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Holiday Cookie from Anywhere in the World