Dark Chocolate Drizzled Ginger Butter Cookies

Sunday 24 August 2014

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I don't mind admitting it.  I'm having a kind of a blah day.   I think everyone has days like that from time to time.  It's like I'm running on empty today and my battery just feels low . . .  low . . .  low.  I am totally lacking in energy and inspiration.  Totally.

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 Todd says I get up too early in the morning.  I wake up every morning about 5:30.  It doesn't seem to matter what time I go to sleep.   I just wake up at that same time.  It's a good thing I do though because if I didn't I wouldn't have enough time to get everything done in a day that I want and need to get done.

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There just are not enough hours in the day.  This morning I made these cookies, and a cake to take to the church barbeque and I also made some hot sandwiches.   Now it's going on for supper time and I can't be asked.

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Do you ever get like that?   Just totally lacking in everything?  Nothing you can put your finger on, but . . .  everything just seems to be dull and lacklustre.  Not even these cookies perked me up, and that is saying something.

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Coz they're fabulous cookies.   Buttery.  Crisp.   Stogged full of lovely sweet little nuggets of candied ginger . . .  slathered in a thick drizzle of melted dark chocolate.  Maybe I'll feel better tomorrow.   We shall just have to wait and see I guess.  I suppose every day can't be totally inspiring . . .

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*Dark Chocolate Drizzled Ginger Butter Cookies*
makes a couple dozen
Printable Recipe

Butter, crisp and rendolent of lovely sweet and spiced ginger flavours, accented by a dark chocolate drizzle.

225g of butter, softened (1 cup)
110g of caster sugar (1/2 cup)
few drops of ginger extract
275g of plain flour (scant 2 cups, sifted)
4 TBS finely chopped candied ginger
50g of melted dark chocolate ( 2 ounces)

Preheat the oven  to 170*C/325*F/ gas mark 3.  LIne a large baking sheet with baking paper.
Cream together the butter, extract and sugar until light and fluffy.  Beat in the flour and stir in the ginger bits.  Roll into walnut sized balls.  Place a few inches apart on the prepared baking sheet.

Press down with a fork.  Bake for 13 to 15 minutes until light golden brown and just firm on top.   Leave on baking sheet to cool for five minutes before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling.
Drizzle the tops decoratively with melted chocolate.   Allow to set prior to storing in an airtight container.


  1. You accomplish so much so early on a blah day..
    Energizer Bunny.
    I think we all have those days Marie..I think..

  2. Ah dear Im agree with Monique all.we have these days dear.Sometimes I think I will make this recipe but later I cannot or something happens!
    Always I say God He make change of roads and is ok I have learned with it ha!
    These cookies are just beautiful dear.
    Hope you feel better I send you hugs and love Marie:))

  3. I really think I need a change of scenery. I have not been into Chester proper since before Christmas last year. I am becoming a stick in the mud! Thanks Monique and Gloria!

    Todd thinks that I get up far too early. But if I didn't then I wouldn't get anything done at all! xxoo

    1. Sometimes you work so much dear Marie:)
      Try to relax dear!
      love yah xoxo

  4. These sound amazing! I am on a diet at the moment but I clipped the recipe to evernote to try later :)

  5. Love you too Gloria! Thanks so much! xxoo

    Thanks Angrygreycatreads! They are not overly sweet. Just right. xxoo

  6. Mmmh, this looks relishes. I will save recipe to try making it soonest :-)


  7. Hi Marie,
    sorry you feel blah! I'm still stuck here in NY...but things are getting closer. I love how these cookies sound and just jotted it down in my sketchbook so I can make them someday. Almost all my baking stuff is packed! I'll let you know when the big day happens.
    Love your blog and always refer it to friends.

  8. I hope you enjoy them Desy!

    Mary I can't believe how long it is taking for you to be able to get over here. It took me three weeks! Mind you that was pre 9/11! It's probably a lot harder now! xx

  9. These sound amazing! May have to put candied ginger on the shopping list so I can make them soon!

    1. You will not regret it Ellie! These are gorgeous! xo


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