Dark Chocolate-Ginger-Molasses Cookies
Homemade cookies are always a good idea when you want to give a food gift. For attractive packaging, look for decorative tins or boxes, line them with colorful tissue and use festive paper muffin and candy liners to help cushion the contents. You can put shaped cookies in the center of the tin to keep them from breaking apart and surround them with sturdier treats. Cookies that are the same shape as the container make a good barrier. Everyone loves the traditional cookies, such as chocolate chip cookies and oatmeal cookies but, this holiday season, try out a new recipe. These tasty cookies check off all the boxes for a winning holiday treat: rich, dark chocolate flavor, a slight hint of heat from both crystallized and ground ginger, and the deep smoky sweetness of molasses. The cookies will be very soft when they come out of the oven, and as they cool, they firm up and develop a nice crunchy exterior and soft interior.