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Double Chocolate Cookies with Ginger and Cherries

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Double Chocolate Cookies with Ginger and Cherries
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I have this bad habit of whipping up batches of cookies at say… 11:43 pm.

You know the story. Diligence and healthy choices from dawn until dusk, then in a moment of weary relaxation at the end of the day, I let down my guard and BAM, cookies.

A complete undoing in 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees.

Making Double Chocolate Cookies with Ginger and Cherries

I should be headed off  to bed, but instead I’m a prisoner to a momentary whim, too weak to say no.

That’s the thing about life, you’ve got to live in a state of constant awareness or something will get the best of you. Like Double Chocolate Cookies with Ginger and Cherries.

How To: Double Chocolate Cookies with Ginger and Cherries

I remember staring at my report card in seventh grade, trying to decipher what the teacher meant by “needs to be more assertive.”

Then I looked down at my feet and remembered I’d been wearing unmatched socks all day because my mother handed them to me that morning and I didn’t want to hurt her feelings.

Maybe “assertive” means speaking up for yourself in order to wear matching socks. Or putting your foot down when someone is trying to take advantage of you. Maybe it simply means “able to resist late night cookies.”

Fabulous Double Chocolate Cookies with Ginger and Cherries

If the latter is true, I’m sad to tell you I am still not assertive. I’ve come a long way since seventh great, but Double Chocolate Cookies with Ginger and Cherries still get the upper-hand sometimes.

That’s ok, these cookies are worth it.

Best Double Chocolate Cookies with Ginger and Cherries

Double Chocolate Cookies with Ginger and Cherries, buttery chocolate dough speckled with dark chocolate chips, plump cherries, and crystallized ginger.

Did I mention the secret ingredient? These double chocolate cookies have a hefty dose of Kahlua liquor in them. The hint of coffee and boozy essence intensify the chocolate, and the tart cherries and heat from the ginger manage to balance these cookies to the point of irresistibly.

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Double Chocolate Cookies with Ginger and Cherries

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Double Chocolate Cookies with Ginger and Cherries Recipe - Resolve-busting cookies you just can't get enough of!
Servings: 24 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup dark unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 11 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup Kahlua (mocha liquor)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup dried cherries
  • 1/4 cup crystallized ginger, chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Using an electric mixer, cream both sugars with the butter until fluffy. Add in the eggs, Kahlua, and vanilla. Mix until smooth.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients into the butter mixture until well combined. Then stir in the chocolate chips and cherries.
  • Use a cookie scoop to dollop 2 tablespoon portions of dough onto parchment paper lined cookie sheets. Place the cookies 2 inches apart.
  • Sprinkle a pinch of chopped crystallized ginger over the top of each cookie. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Cool on the cookie sheets 5 minutes before moving.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier

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57 comments on “Double Chocolate Cookies with Ginger and Cherries”

  1. Yum, chocolate, ginger and cherries! What could be bad about that!

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  6. The cookies look amazing. I could go for a batch. I never bake at night BUT I have gotten the urge really early in the a.m. and put together something on the whim. It is so much fun and then you get to eat something delicious. And decadent.

  7. Ummm, yum!! Will you come cook for me?! Thanks for sharing your blog today on SITS!

  8. hey, I’ve been wondering what the heck to do with crystallized ginger besides just ginger cookies. thanks, Spicy!

  9. Oh my ! I’ve put on 10 kg of cocoa butter on my hips… just reading and watching ! Really superb.

  10. 11:43 pm hmm sounds like someone I know (smile) i was woofing down alfajores last night..lol

    oh sommer these are “so” gonna be made..on saturday night..midnight,lol with a glass of milk

  11. With that little hint of ginger I think fall, the cherries summer & the chocolate pure bliss. Great cookies!

  12. Love this combination of flavors in a cookie- they would not be safe in my cookie jar;-)

  13. Sinfully good!! And I’d head into the kitchen at 11pm too to whip up a batch of these!! How unique with the cherries and ginger, sounds like a really interesting combination of flavors.

  14. This is so funny because the last time I whipped up cookies late at night, I made double chocoloate chunk cookies as well! Although mine didn’t have the addition of the cherries or ginger. What a great flavor combo. Sounds and looks delicious!

  15. I’ll bet the ginger puts this over the top!

  16. this looks yummy deliciously done looks wonderful

  17. Oooh… boozy cookies. Yeah, no willpower here! Those midnight chocolate cravings are impossible to stand up to!

  18. These look and sound really good. Whole bunch of flavors happening. Would need to purchase Kahlua and dried cherries. Not much of an arm twist there. Pictures are wonderful. ~ Thanks for sharing.

  19. LOL @ the socks!!! :)
    Now can I have a dozen of your delicious cookies!?!

  20. Amazing cookies, great combination of ingredients! Happy Baking!

  21. Wow. Cookies and photos both. As always your post and recipe are wonderful.

  22. The cookies look incredibly good.

    For some reason, I had read the work “Kaluha” in between “double chocolate” and “cookies.” It’s been that type of day so far :-)

  23. You and I are on the same page, my friend. I just published a chocolate cookie recipe too. I think I like yours better though – chocolate, cherries, and ginger? Yumm!!

  24. Chocolate cookies make me think of brownies…The cherries in these make me think I’ll be making this very soon.

  25. Oh Sommer, these are right up my alley. Cherries and ginger are such a fantastic combination. If I made these at 11:43pm, there wouldn’t be very many left!

  26. I don’t know… there’s something that feels so good about giving in to chocolate and cookies now and then. Sometimes it’s fun not to be assertive. I don’t think I’ve ever tasted crystallized ginger and chocolate together, but I’m intrigued!

  27. These are such pretty cookies and so indulgent!

  28. I know what you mean about the late night cookie baking!!! I have done it TOO MANY times :(
    But this one looks worth all the calories.. lol!! What a sinner recipe! YUM!

  29. What a delightful combination…they look fantastic!

  30. Can’t believe you were up till near midnight making these cookies…now that is dangerous! They look irresistible.

  31. I wouldn’t be able to resist these either. I love the combination of ginger and chocolate and cherries and chocolate, so I figure all together must be even better.

  32. Well at least you had milk too! These look wonderfully satisfying. Sometimes chocolate just answers the call when you gotta have ’em – you gotta have ’em. Late night eating after a day of pre-dawn power walking, vegetables, fruit and yogurt (or pie) … been there done that!

  33. Good grief I could inhale like 17 of those, right now!

  34. I hear ya, I have yet to master that elusive quality called willpower!

  35. Kahlua was absolutely the point at which I knew I couldn’t resist these :) If I tell myself there’s cherries in them, it makes it a wee bit better. Right? :)

  36. These look phenomenal. I currently have a bit of an obsession with ginger, made my own candied ginger the other day and plan to do scones with it. So this was right up my alley!

  37. You should make up kitchen signs that say “A complete undoing in 8-10 minutes at 350.” That’s hilarious! And I can so relate… I often find myself in the kitchen late at night playing with sugar and chocolate because it’s the only time I get to lick the bowl! And the beaters. And the spatula…

  38. Wonderful combination! They would definitely be my undoing too! “Maybe just another one won’t hurt.” ;)

  39. Yum. This is definitely a nice spin on cookies.

  40. It’s amazing how sundown can cause an intense craving for sugar and chocolate, isn’t it? Some times the only thing you can do is give in, and when the result is cookies like this it’s tough to argue with the craving!

  41. I know I wouldn’t be able to resist these cookies no matter what time of the day it is. They look so rich and yummy!

  42. Sommer, they do look worth it! Chocolate and ginger sounds good! Have a great Labor Day.

  43. I would have to hide my cookie jar if these were in my kitchen! What a fabulous combination of flavors :)

  44. Those look great! Love the flavors!

  45. I chuckled my way through this post…..I know what you mean about the late night cravings! Just last night I whipped up some homemade queso dip at 11:15pm. I justified it by calling it the dinner I hadn’t had yet. :)

  46. These cookies sound amazing! So rich and chocolatey! Love the addition of the cherries and ginger!

  47. Crystallized ginger…nice addition :)

  48. Cookies ALWAYS win if I try to fight…which I don’t. =)

  49. These cookies are worth it! And I’ve done the same…many, many times. Thank you for sharing with me. I hope the beginning of your week is both peaceful and fun. I’m sipping on a cup of coffee and looking forward to a day of resting and baking. Perfection, in my books! I hope you are well, my friend!

  50. Wow wow wow! Those cookies look to die for! So unbelievably decadent! Gorgeous photos! Thanks for sharing!