What happened? I posted yesterday's cookies last night around 9:30pm EST. I looked at the blog and the cookies were posted, but when I looked this morning, it was gone. GONE. Not even saved as a draft! Poof! It disappeared somewhere in cyberspace never to be seen again. Sigh. So, instead I bring you yesterday's cookie today and today's cookie will be posted later this evening.
For this cookie, I used three forms of ginger: fresh, candied, and ground. The spicy ginger flavor lends itself well to the cookie, but the overall result was just okay. I found the frosting to be too sweet to carry the root's strong flavor forcing me to overcompensate by adding MORE ginger. The flavor was good, but like I said: very sweet and very gingery.
I garnished the cookies with some black sesame seeds. I initially thought they'd be insignificant and not add much, if any, flavor. I was wrong. Just that small amount of seeds on top added a toasty undertone that complemented the cookie's finish.
1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
1/2 cup candied ginger, diced
Black sesame seeds
Prepare the chocolate cookies as directed adding the ground ginger with the rest of the dry ingredients. Slice about 1/4" and bake as directed. Allow to cool.