Ginger Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

December 12, 2013

Since December seems to be cookie month across the blogsphere, not that I am complaining, I  wanted to get in on the fun by posting some of my favorite cookie recipes. As a food blogger I am constantly experimenting with new recipes but I have to admit sometimes it is nice and comforting to just make old favorites. A perfect classic chocolate chip cookie is always going to be a crowd pleaser, but my personal favorite comfort cookie is oatmeal chocolate chip. Slightly adapted from the recipe on the lid of the Quaker oatmeal box this is the perfect chewy oatmeal cookie. I posted it here on my blog way back in my early days of blogging, but it is a cookie I keep returning to over and over. That being said i just can’t resist tinkering slightly every time I make them. My husband is a cookie purest so I usually make a whole batch of dough, divide it in half, and play around with different variations in half the batch while keeping the other half classic. That way I don’t get bored making the same cookies over and over but if the tinkering is less than successful (like that time I added marshmallows) we still have some great cookies.

This spicy ginger variation is one of my absolute favorites. It is perfect for the holiday season. I love the combination of dark chocolate and candied ginger (like in these truffles) and it works wonderfully with the chewy oatmeal cookie. The cookie is unassuming in appearance and might not be the first one picked off a cookie platter but once people try it the cookie is sure to be a surprise hit.

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  1. Shoshana too fabulous for words – and I agree on all accounts — oatmeal, choc, ginger – marriage made in heaven!

  2. I make oatmeal chocolate chip cookies often. The added ginger sounds perfect!

  3. What a great idea to make a batch of cookies and experiment with half of it! Brilliant! Ginger is such an interesting and spicy addition to the cookies.

  4. Love candied ginger! Everything about this cookie I love!

  5. I make similar cookies; they are always a hit. I never used ginger in them — have to try that next time.

  6. These sound great! I’ve never baked with crystallized ginger, I’ve always wanted to.

  7. I am obsessed with ginger at the moment. Chocolate and ginger sounds wonderful together!

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