Double Chocolate-Ginger Cookies

Double Chocolate-Ginger Cookies - Quirky Cooking
For those of you who like chocolate and ginger together, here’s a double whammy of both! These are great with a glass of cold almond milk… and if there’s any left, you could always wrap some up in cellophane with a pretty ribbon, and give them to your neighbours for Christmas

(They’ll love you forever!)

If you use Rapadura in these, they need either an egg, or an extra 20g of rice-malt syrup. If you use rice-malt syrup, the egg can be omitted. I like it best with the Rapadura and egg.

Double Chocolate-Ginger Cookies - Quirky Cooking

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Double Chocolate-Ginger Cookies

Ingredients

Fresh ginger

100g Rapadura sweetened chocolate chips (or chocolate chopped in small chunks)

70g dates

70g molasses

70g Rapadura OR rice malt syrup

1 egg (optional if using rice malt syrup)

75g coconut oil

40g olive oil (or other oil, such as macadamia oil)

230g unbleached plain spelt flour (or part wholemeal spelt flour)

1 1/4 tsp ground ginger

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

1/4 tsp ground cloves

20g dutch processed cocoa powder 

1 tsp bicarb soda (baking soda)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180C
  2. Take about 1 1/2 to 2 inches of fresh ginger, (depending how strong you want it). Peel, grind in the Thermomix for about 10 seconds / speed 9.
  3. Add dates and grind for another 15 seconds/ speed 9.
  4. Add wet ingredients and mix for 30 seconds/ speed 5.
  5. Add dry ingredients and mix for another 30 seconds/ speed 5, using spatula to help mix.
  6. Add choc chips and mix in, 10 seconds reverse/ speed 3.
  7. Place heaped teaspoonfuls evenly onto lined trays and bake for about 12 minutes, until lightly browned. Cool on trays, store in airtight container (in the freezer if you want them to last!)

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Double Chocolate-Ginger Cookies - Quirky Cooking

Double Chocolate-Ginger Cookies - Quirky Cooking

6 thoughts on “Double Chocolate-Ginger Cookies

  1. Forever Young says:

    Ugh – sorry about that. I had a different comment written in and then my password generator erased it and inserted a comment I had made previously! (Still learning!) Anyhow – as I was saying – these cookies look amazing! I think the baby ‘needs’ them! Could you whip up a batch and bring them over. Hee-hee.

  2. Jo says:

    Ha ha – don’t worry Julie, I do those kind of things too! Are you craving chocolate? ‘Cravings’ are such a good excuse for eating whatever you like, hey! :p

  3. Anonymous says:

    Hi Jo, massive fan of your amazing cooking and ideas! Just wanting to know if there is a gluten free version of this? Should I try a gluten free flour mix or can you suggest a thermomix blend of rice/buckwheat or whatever? Cheers Maree

  4. Chris says:

    Oh my goodness! I have just finished making these biscuits and they are absolutely delicious. The flavour is very strong so some kids may not enjoy them but for me they are practically perfect. Thanks for sharing.

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