Just six ingredients stand between you and these chocolate-y holiday spiced cookies. With just a simple swirl of a spoon, these Double Chocolate Ginger Crinkle Cookies are ready for the oven and then onto a plate for you to enjoy! Perfect for holiday cookie exchanges!
Bear with me for a second as I’m going to skip over Thanksgiving for a minute. I know, I know. I don’t have my menu completely nailed down, I don’t have a range to cook said dinner in… Perhaps that’s why I’m skipping over it? But I digress…
With holiday cookie season around the corner, I thought I’d take a stab at creating something easy. E-A-S-Y. If a cookie recipe involves multiple steps, rolling or what have you, I won’t give it a second look. Especially in the midst of holiday chaos. These Double Chocolate Ginger Crinkle Cookies are my answer to an easy holiday cookie.
Sure, I’ve made crinkle cookies before. Although I’ll be honest in that I don’t remember the last time that was. Although they’re delicious, there’s rolling dough into balls and rolling in powdered sugar before you can even get them in the oven. High maintenance in my opinion. These chewy, gooey cookies start with a box of cake mix and a few additional ingredients – doesn’t ginger scream holiday? – that are simply stirred with a mixing spoon. In no time at all, I’m ready to scoop the dough, give them a sugar shower and wait for the tasty results to emerge from the oven.
- 16.5 oz dark chocolate cake mix
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup applesauce
- 1-1/4 teaspoons ground ginger
- 1 cup miniature chocolate chips
- powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Stir together all ingredients except for powdered sugar in large mixing bowl.
- Using cookie scoop, drop dough into bowl of powdered sugar and roll to coat.
- Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake 10-12 minutes, or until set. Let cool on pan 1-2 minutes before removing to wire rack to cool completely.
Double Chocolate Ginger Crinkle Cookies tied up with string. These are a few of my favorite things.
What neighbor, co-worker or cookie exchange participant wouldn’t want to find a stack of these cookies waiting for them?
We now return you to your Thanksgiving preparations…
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