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Dark and White Chocolate Chunk Cookies

07 Jun

The cold weather activates my baking genes- they send a surge of knee-quivering baking lust through my body and all the way to my fingertips which twitch in anticipation as I fantasize about putting together something warm and gooey and delish.

Well that’s the official story. The truth is that The Husband hasn’t been paying as much attention to me as I would like. And the quickest, sure-fire way to drive him out of that man-cave is to lure him in with the magnificent aroma of freshly baked chocolate chunk cookies. It worked.

Ingredients

  • 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
Method
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Stir 2 cups chocolate chips with butter in heavy small saucepan over low heat until melted and smooth; cool 10 minutes.
  3. Beat eggs and 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.
  4. Drop cookie dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets, spacing cookies 1 1/2 to 2 inches apart.
  5. Press white chocolate pieces into top of cookies, dividing equally. Bake until cookies look puffed and slightly dry on top, about 13 minutes. Cool cookies on sheets.
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1 Comment

Posted by on June 7, 2011 in Devilish Desserts, Sinful snacks

 

One response to “Dark and White Chocolate Chunk Cookies

  1. Lisa @ Sweet as Sugar Cookies

    June 12, 2011 at 9:48 am

    Chocolate and ginger and white chocolate, oh my. What a yummy flavor combo and such a striking color contrast. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I’d love it if you’d come by and link your cookies up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/06/sweets-for-saturday-21.html

     

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