Chocolate-Caramel Ginger Cookies

Recipe By:  Kristen Eppich
Chocolate-Caramel Ginger Cookies

These cookies have a chewy center and crisp exterior. To get the texture just right, take them out of the oven as soon as they puff up and a few cracks appear on top. Once cooled, store them in an airtight container.

Ingredients
  • 1 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1⁄2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1⁄2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1⁄2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1⁄3 cup golden brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp grated fresh ginger
  • 1⁄2 cup molasses
  • 1⁄2 cup chopped dark chocolate
  • 20 chocolate-covered caramels, like Rolo or Milk Duds
  • 1⁄3 cup granulated sugar
Directions Yield:  Makes 20

Make And Chill Dough

  1. Stir flour with ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cocoa powder and baking soda in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  2. Beat butter with brown sugar and fresh ginger in large bowl using electric mixer until fluffy, 1 to 2 minutes. Beat in molasses.
  3. Add flour mixture to butter mixture and stir until combined. Stir in chopped dark chocolate.
  4. Form dough into a ball and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate until very firm, 2 hours or overnight.
  5. Roll chilled dough into 11⁄2″-diam. balls. Push one caramel into center of each ball, seal and reshape. Roll in granulated sugar. Repeat with remaining dough. Refrigerate 20 more minutes or until firm.

Bake Cookies

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Line large baking sheets with parchment paper. Arrange dough balls on parchment about 1″ apart. Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until tops are slightly cracked. Transfer to wire rack to cool completely.

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Photographer:
Stacey Brandford
Source:
House & Home December 2015
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