Ginger Choc Chip Cookies

May 19, 2016

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Right now, I am sitting watching the sun rise, looking out onto some bushland and dreaming about these cookies. That’s because there are no cookies where I am except for some milk arrowroots that are sitting next to the tea and coffee station that looks like it hasn’t been cleaned since January. 

I’m on retreat! 

Don’t get too excited. There is no yoga or beach or smoothie bowls. It’s just me, sixty 17/18 year olds and some other teachers. Yep, it’s our annual year 12 retreat! 

It’s going well. No one has been sent home, I’ve seen about 4 kangaroos and some wallabies and miraculously, the pool with the “do not swim” sign, has remained untouched.

I will admit, I am missing sourdough bread and really regretting my decision to catch up on Scandal rather than bake and bring some of these cookies along to have with this afternoon’s cup of tea. Why, past Erin, WHY?

Maybe you can enjoy these and I can live vicariously through you? Think extra chewy and super buttery cookies studded with spicy ginger and some bitter chocolate. OH YEAH. Exponentially better than a frigging milk arrowroot. 

Erin x

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Ginger Choc Chip Cookies
Serves 24
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
  1. 110g unsalted butter, softened
  2. 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  3. 1/3 cup caster sugar
  4. 1 large egg, beaten and at room temperature
  5. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  6. 1 1/4 cup plain flour
  7. 1/2 teaspoon bi carb soda
  8. 100g dark chocolate, chopped
  9. 1/3 cup crystallised ginger, finely chopped
  10. sea salt flakes, for sprinkling
  1. Pre heat the oven to 180ºC and line two baking trays with baking paper.
  2. Place the butter in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat on a medium speed until pale. About 1 minute.
  3. Add the sugars to the bowl and continue beating on a medium speed until incorporated.
  4. Add the egg and vanilla to the bowl and beat until a batter forms, scraping down the sides of a bowl if needed.
  5. Fold the flour into the mix, either by hand or on a low speed in your mixer until a dough forms. It'll be quite sticky.
  6. Fold through the chocolate and ginger until evenly dispersed.
  7. Role the dough into tablespoon (or so) size balls and place on the trays spaces evenly, about 5cm apart.
  8. Sprinkle with the flaked salt.
  9. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until your desired doneness is achieved!
Adapted from The Smitten Kitchen Cook Book by Deb Perelman
Adapted from The Smitten Kitchen Cook Book by Deb Perelman
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10 thoughts on “Ginger Choc Chip Cookies

  1. Lisa @ Chocolate Meets Strawberry

    These definitely do look better than a milk arrowroot, Erin! Like, infinitely so much better! Ginger goes so well in so many things, even those you’d assume it totally wouldn’t work in, so it doesn’t suprise me that choc chip ginger would be delish. Glad to hear the retreat is going well, too! Sixty 17 and 18 year olds sounds…interesting! At least they haven’t broken the pool rules – always a good sign!!

  2. todd wagner

    I too am staring at the sunrise, but on vacation in Hawaii. Except instead of the view, you have me looking and longing for about dozen of these delicious cookies. Perfection!!

  3. Josie Donaldson

    Gah! These cookies look perfect. Like really fancy, most delicious subway cookies (I mean that in the best way possible, I love chewy subway cookies). It sounds like a winning flavour combo too.

    Glad to hear retreat isn’t going terribly, although I imagine not being able to access the pool is tormenting them. Hope you have a good week! x

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  5. Claudia Brick

    I have no idea if my first comment will show up or if it just got swallowed by the internet and my shaky wifi, so if it did, ignore one of them! I really don’t use crystallised ginger enough but love the sharp freshness – will definitely give it a try sometime -and these look about 100000x better than arrowroots, I agree! Hope the rest of the retreat went well xx

  6. kim

    wow! these look amazing! its about 100 degrees in south carolina right now.. but I will definitely have to remember this recipe when it starts getting cooler!


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