Dark and White Chocolate Chunk Cookies with Ginger

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Here’s the recipe, if you want to try them out.

Dark and White Chocolate Chunk Cookies with Ginger

The addition of crystallized ginger gives these chocolate chip cookies a surprising kick.  Crystallized ginger can be found in the spice section or the Asian foods section of most supermarkets.  Makes about 2 dozen.


2 2/3 cups bittersweet or semisweet chocolate chips divided
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
2 large eggs
1/2 cup (packed) golden brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4 cup self-rising flour
1/2 cup chopped crystallized ginger
3 1/2 ounces high-quality white chocolate (such as Lindt or Perugina), very coarsely chopped


Preheat oven to 350° F.  Line 2 heavy large rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper.  Stir 2 cups chocolate chips with butter in heavy small saucepan over low heat until melted and smooth; cool 10 minutes.  Beat eggs and brown sugar in large bowl until well blended.  Beat in melted chocolate mixture and vanilla, then flour.  Stir in ginger and remaining 2/3 cup chocolate chips; let stand 10 minutes.

Drop cookie dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets, spacing cookies   1 1/2 to 2 inches apart.  Press white chocolate pieces into tops of cookies, dividing equally.  Bake until cookies look puffed and slightly dry on top, about 13 minutes.  Cook cookies on baking sheets.

Do ahead:  Cookies can be made 2 days ahead.  Store in airtight container at room temperature.

— From Bon Appétit Desserts by Barbara Farichild/Andrews McMeel Publishing

Who doesn’t like to eat dessert?  I invite friends over just so I have an excuse to bake (and eat woohoo!!).  So I really lucked out when I was able to take a peek at the new Bon Appétit Desserts cookbook by Barbara Fairchild. I was sent a few recipes as a preview to the release of the book, Dark and White Chocolate Chunk Cookies with Ginger, Hazelnut-Cinnamon Biscotti, Classic Pumpkin Pie and Layered Peppermint Crunch Bark.  I can’t wait to try them all, but am most looking forward to trying the cookies !

Bon Appétit Desserts has over 600 dessert recipes in it!  Many never before published.  So if you’re stumped on what kinds of desserts to make for the holiday get togethers, this book will probably solve your problem   This would make a great gift for the person you know who loves to bake!


Disclosure of Material Connection: I wrote this post as part of a blog campaign by EMG Promotions on behalf of Andrews McMeel Publishing and Bon Appétit and was supplied with a copy of the book and  information through them, the review and opinions are my own.

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