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
5 from 5 votes

Double Chocolate Cookies with Ginger and Cherries

Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Double Chocolate Cookies with Ginger and Cherries Recipe - Resolve-busting cookies you just can't get enough of!
Servings: 24 cookies
Nutrition Facts
Double Chocolate Cookies with Ginger and Cherries
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 212 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 158mg 7%
Potassium 113mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 32g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 21g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 7%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 4.2%
Iron 5.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



  1. 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.
  2. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the butter mixture until well combined. Then stir in the chocolate chips and cherries.
  3. Use a cookie scoop to dollop 2 tablespoon portions of dough onto parchment paper lined cookie sheets. Place the cookies 2 inches apart.
  4. 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.

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57 comments on “Double Chocolate Cookies with Ginger and Cherries

  1. Nancy Longposted September 17, 2016 at 8:04 am Reply

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

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  6. RisaGposted September 27, 2011 at 7:34 pm Reply

    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. jamieposted September 21, 2011 at 3:25 pm Reply

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

  8. Dmarieposted September 10, 2011 at 9:44 am Reply

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

    • Sommerposted September 10, 2011 at 6:17 pm Reply

      I use it in lots of baked goods, but I also dip bigger slices in chocolate, and have used them in stir fry before.

  9. gourmandeposted September 8, 2011 at 4:27 am Reply

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

  10. vianney/sweet lifeposted September 7, 2011 at 9:43 pm Reply

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

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

  11. marlaposted September 7, 2011 at 9:37 pm Reply

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

  12. pattyposted September 7, 2011 at 12:17 pm Reply

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

  13. Lindaposted September 7, 2011 at 10:57 am Reply

    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. Amy @ Gastronome Tartposted September 7, 2011 at 10:17 am Reply

    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. Emily Malloy @Cleanlinessposted September 7, 2011 at 8:19 am Reply


  16. Curtposted September 7, 2011 at 7:19 am Reply

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

  17. torviewtorontoposted September 6, 2011 at 6:06 pm Reply

    this looks yummy deliciously done looks wonderful

  18. [email protected]posted September 6, 2011 at 7:44 pm Reply

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

  19. Apple Pie Recipeposted September 6, 2011 at 3:36 pm Reply

    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.

  20. [email protected]posted September 6, 2011 at 3:29 pm Reply

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

  21. Karriann Grafposted September 6, 2011 at 2:01 pm Reply

    Amazing cookies, great combination of ingredients! Happy Baking!

  22. Mariaposted September 6, 2011 at 12:38 pm Reply

    Love these cookies!

  23. carolinaheartstringsposted September 6, 2011 at 1:38 pm Reply

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

  24. Danposted September 6, 2011 at 9:36 am Reply

    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 :-)

  25. Marlyposted September 6, 2011 at 9:02 am Reply

    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!!

  26. Apron Appealposted September 6, 2011 at 3:12 am Reply

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

  27. Cookin' Canuckposted September 5, 2011 at 9:33 pm Reply

    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!

  28. Shirleyposted September 5, 2011 at 9:19 pm Reply

    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!

  29. Kristenposted September 5, 2011 at 8:45 pm Reply

    These are such pretty cookies and so indulgent!

  30. chinmayie @ love food eatposted September 5, 2011 at 8:25 pm Reply

    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!

  31. Magic of Spiceposted September 5, 2011 at 8:21 pm Reply

    What a delightful combination…they look fantastic!

  32. Jeanetteposted September 5, 2011 at 6:05 pm Reply

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

  33. Evan Thomasposted September 5, 2011 at 4:31 pm Reply

    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.

  34. Tricia @ Saving room for dessertposted September 5, 2011 at 2:23 pm Reply

    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!

  35. Bev Weidnerposted September 5, 2011 at 2:23 pm Reply

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

  36. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.posted September 5, 2011 at 1:11 pm Reply

    These look so good!!

  37. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchenposted September 5, 2011 at 12:18 pm Reply

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

  38. Baking Serendipityposted September 5, 2011 at 12:13 pm Reply

    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? :)

  39. Carolynposted September 5, 2011 at 11:44 am Reply

    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!

  40. Jen at The Three Little Pigletsposted September 5, 2011 at 11:23 am Reply

    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…

  41. Angie's Recipesposted September 5, 2011 at 1:01 pm Reply

    They are irresistible!

  42. Krista {Budget Gourmet Mom}posted September 5, 2011 at 10:15 am Reply

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

  43. Tiff @ Babes and Kidsposted September 5, 2011 at 9:45 am Reply

    Yum. This is definitely a nice spin on cookies.

  44. Lynn @ I'll Have What She's Havingposted September 5, 2011 at 8:43 am Reply

    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!

  45. MIss @ Miss in the Kitchenposted September 5, 2011 at 8:31 am Reply

    Sounds divine!

  46. Hyosun Roposted September 5, 2011 at 8:24 am Reply

    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!

  47. Mari @ Mari's Cakesposted September 5, 2011 at 8:16 am Reply

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

  48. Lizposted September 5, 2011 at 8:04 am Reply

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

  49. Katrinaposted September 5, 2011 at 7:35 am Reply

    Those look great! Love the flavors!

  50. Denise @ Creative Kitchenposted September 5, 2011 at 7:35 am Reply

    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. :)

  51. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.posted September 5, 2011 at 7:14 am Reply

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

  52. Sandiposted September 5, 2011 at 9:11 am Reply

    Crystallized ginger…nice addition :)

  53. Belinda @zomppaposted September 5, 2011 at 6:59 am Reply

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

  54. Amandaposted September 5, 2011 at 6:58 am Reply

    These sound delish!

  55. Monetposted September 5, 2011 at 8:06 am Reply

    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!

  56. Susanposted September 5, 2011 at 7:04 am Reply

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