When I make cookies, I usually stick to the classics. Chocolate chip, peanut butter, oatmeal raisin...you get the idea. They're probably not going to knock your socks off, but they'll never let you down, either. I'll make a more exciting cookie every once in a while of course, but I usually find that while cookies with exotic ingredients and unusual flavor combinations are fun to try, they're not something I want to eat over and over again. Until now that is. To christen my brand new mixer, I whipped up a batch of Molly from Orangette's Chocolate Chip Ginger Molasses Cookies, which I've had bookmarked since March of 2007 (oops). The cookies are a sweet, delicately spiced and impossibly soft (even after three days in the mail!). Sounds good, right? Well it gets better. Because sprinkled amongst all of that chewy goodness are finely chopped pieces of candied ginger and bittersweet chocolate chips. These cookies are unique, exotic and you won't be able to get enough of them. No offense to plain old chocolate chip, but these cookies might just become your new best friends. Unless your old best friends sent you a KitchenAid mixer that is.
Chocolate Chip Ginger Molasses Cookies
From Orangette, by Molly Wizenberg
Recipe Available Here