Feb 24, 2018

Chewy ONOLICIOUS Hawaiian Chocolate Spice Cookies

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You deserve to put a little spice in your life with a blend of dark semi-sweet chocolate, laced with Hawaiian Island spices. Rich and chewy ONOLICIOUS chocolate cookies!

Hawaiian Chocolate Spice Cookies
1-1/2 cups plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1-1/4 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 tablespoon unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/4 cup un-sulfured molasses
1 teaspoon baking soda
1-1/2 teaspoons boiling water
7 ounces good quality semisweet chocolate, chopped into 1/4" chunks

For Coating Cookies:
1/4 cup granulated sugar

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, ground ginger, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and cocoa powder. Set aside.

In another bowl, beat the butter and grated ginger together with a hand mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 or 4 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add the brown sugar, beating until combined. Now add the molasses and beat again until combined.

In a small bowl, dissolve the baking soda in the boiling water.

Turn the mixer to low and blend in half the flour mixture, then the water-baking soda mixture, then the remaining flour mixture. Mix until just incorporated. Remove from the mixer and add in the chopped chocolate either with a spatula or by hand.

Transfer the dough to a sheet of plastic wrap. Pat out to about 1-1/2" thickness, wrap well and refrigerate for at least 2 hours (or overnight).

When ready to bake, preheat oven to 325°F.

Cut the dough into 36 pieces and form pieces into small balls and coat each into a plate of the granulated sugar. Place about 2" apart on a parchment paper baking sheet to allow for spreading. Bake for about 12-15 minutes, until the tops begin to crack, rotating the pan halfway through. Allow to cool on a wire rack for a few minutes before removing the cookies from the pan and allowing them to cool completely.

Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

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