Wednesdays Unplugged – Ginger Chocolate Cookies

“Always try to keep a patch of sky above your life.” – Marcel Proust

NOTE: I spend my Wednesdays Unplugged from appointments. It’s my day to stay home, enjoy cooking and welcome our kids and grandkids for dinner in the evening. We end our meal with quotes from the Norwegian ‘Quote Cup’ passed on to me from my grandmother. I share a quote and a recipe here each week, along with an update and photos of what has been going on in our lives. I love trying new recipes…and love getting recipes you would like to share!


Our granddaughter is always busy creating something… from creatively coloring her hair to sewing a unique skirt to painting a self-portrait and picnic landscape (love those apple trees and that sky!)… to shimmering diamond painting… we are proud of her and her creations!


John loves ginger cookies and I love chocolate chip cookies. When I saw this recipe for chewy ginger chocolate cookies from Lunds & Byerlys I figured it had to be a winner!

ginger chocolate cookies


  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar, for rolling dough balls

Heat over to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

Mix flour, baking soda, spices and salt in a medium bowl.

Beat butter and brown sugar in a large bowl on medium speed, scraping the sides as needed until smooth, about 2 minutes

Add the egg and molasses and mix until blended, about 1 minute. Add the flour mixture and mix until just incorporated. Fold in chocolate chips.

Place granulated sugar in small bowl. Roll tablespoons of dough into balls and roll in sugar. Place on the prepared baking sheets, about 2 inches apart.

Bake the cookies one sheet at a time until the tops feel firm but still soft in the center and there are several large cracks on top, about 10-12 minutes.

Cool cookies on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then use a wide metal spatula to transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.

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2 Responses
  1. Fern

    Good morning I seen this cookie recipe and ginger cookies is Dylan’s favorite but I abet he will like this even better. Thank you for sharing

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