Today’s Chocolate Ginger Cookies recipe is from Kristin. She fell in love with these cookies at the Four Seasons Teddy Bear Christmas Tea, and was brave enough to ask Naomi Gallego, the Four Seasons Pastry Chef, for the recipe. I made a half batch today, and as I read the ingredient list I was a little surprised to see that the Chocolate Ginger Cookies recipe didn’t call for eggs. To be safe, I checked the Martha Stewart Cookie Book which features a very similar cookie on the cover. Martha’s recipe didn’t contain eggs either, so that’s good news for those of you with egg allergies and vegans.
As for the cookies, they were excellent and despite all the ginger, not overpoweringly gingery. I left out the crystallized ginger and used 2 tablespoons fresh ginger instead. Also, cook time in my oven turned out to be more like 9 minutes. Chocolate Ginger Cookies bake quickly!
Kristin’s recipe is here. I didn’t make any changes other than those mentioned above.