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Deliciously thick and chunky gingerbread flavoured gingerbread NYC cookies with white chocolate chips!
It’s the season to be cosy, warm and enjoy all of the festive spirit… Honestly, winter is my favourite time of year without a doubt. I love the colder weather, I love being able to be cosy in the evenings and enjoy Christmas films.
I also like to bake cookies. Why would you not want to bake cookies at this time of year?! You all seem to utterly adore and enjoy my cookie recipes so I thought I would go all out and create a gingerbread flavoured one!
This cookie recipe is, obviously, based on the NYC chocolate chip cookie that I posted earlier this year, that quickly because the highest rated recipe on my blog! Still can’t believe just how many of you have baked them this year!
I am a firm believer if something works, don’t try and fix it or change it. It’s all about just change small elements to create new flavours, which is how my triple chocolate NYC cookies occurred, and the red velvet NYC cookies!
I will say, if you are after a gingerbread man recipe, go look at this one! This recipe is just gingerbread flavoured and themed, and it’s amazing, but I am still utterly in love with the classic gingerbread biscuit!
For this recipe I decided to use ground ginger (obviously) as the main hint of flavour, and then some ground cinnamon and nutmeg for just that more warmth, and it is perfect. The flavours are the perfect balance. If you don’t want to use the cinnamon or nutmeg, that’s fine! I just love the combination of all of the flavours together.
I feel like they are the perfect marriage with the white chocolate chips that make the cookies oh so gooey! For reference, I use this white chocolate in my baking!
Because the cookie dough uses dark brown soft sugar (to create that much more of a deeper treacle flavour), and the spices, the white chocolate seemed the best contrast!
NYC cookies are big, gooey and chunky and quite frankly AMAZING! However, if you wanted the same flavour but on a smaller scale, you can weigh each cookie to 60g and bake for 9 minutes – this creates half sized cookies! Enjoy!
Gingerbread NYC Cookies!
- 125 g unsalted butter
- 175 g dark brown soft sugar (or light brown)
- 1 medium egg
- 1 tsp vanilla (optional!)
- 280 g plain flour
- 1 + 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1 + 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 300 g white chocolate chips
- Add your unsalted butter and dark brown soft sugar to a bowl and beat together until creamy.
- Add in your egg, and beat again. If using vanilla, add it in now!
- Add in the plain flour, ground ginger, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, and salt and beat until a cookie dough is formed!
- Add in the chocolate chips and beat again until they're distributed well!
- Weigh your cookies out into eight cookie dough balls - they're about 120g each!
- Once they're rolled into balls, put your cookie dough in the freezer for at least 30 minutes, or in the fridge for an hour or so!
- Whilst the cookie dough is chilling, preheat your oven to 180C Fan, or 200C regular! If your oven runs hot, go for 160C-170c.
- Take your cookies out of the freezer/fridge and put onto a lined baking tray. I put four cookies per tray!
- Bake the cookies in the oven for 12-14 minutes.
- Once baked, leave them to cool on the tray for at least 30 minutes, as they will continue to bake whilst cooling!
- Once baked, these will last for 4-5+ days!
- These are best eaten on the day of baking, but can be revived by microwaving for 15-30 seconds, or putting into a hot oven for 2-3 minutes!
- You can freeze the raw cookie dough easily, and bake from frozen if you don't want to bake the entire batch!
- If baking from frozen, bake at the same temp but add 1-2 minutes extra baking time.
- If you prefer your cookies flatter, you can squish them down slightly before baking but I don't do this personally!
- If you want a lovely texture - you can add in 1 level tbsp of cornflour, and take out 25g of the flour!
- If you want to make smaller cookies (60g) - they take about 9 minutes to bake!
- You can substitute or remove some of the spice if you want, but the weights/spices mentioned are delicious!
- I use this white chocolate in my baking!
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