Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookie Grams

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I’m not sure if there is anything better than receiving a cookie gram as a Christmas gift from a friend.

When in doubt about what to give my lovely friends for Christmas, homemade cookies are always my go to gift. Not only because cookies look adorable as sin when they are stacked and wrapped up with a little Christmas ribbon, but also because they are just little bundles of homemade deliciousness that I know everybody is sure to love.

Oh and did I mention that this little gift is completely budget friendly? So even if you are like me and made a pact with your friends not to spend any money on each other for Christmas…. little packages of cookies like these are totally a-okay (says me) 😀

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Double Chocolate Coffee Addict Cookies

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Cookies…. I mean honestly what can I say about them? They are classic, they are simple to make, they are ooey, gooey bites of deliciousness – Put simply, they are perfection in the palm of your hand.

Now although I can honestly say that I have never met a cookie I didn’t like, I do have to say that not all cookies are created equal. I will be the first to admit that I have had myself many homemade cookie recipe failures over the years of cookie trials in my quest to create the perfect recipe. You know the recipe I’m talking about right? That elusive homemade cookie recipe that we all search for? The recipe, that will never fail to create the perfect cookie every time?

Now everyone’s definition of the “perfect” cookie will vary based on opinion – but for me, the definition of the “perfect cookie” isas follows:

“The Perfect Cookie” One that is slightly crisp on the outside, while still being oh so gooey and chewy on the inside, with a lovely crinkly top, and lots of flavour. 

So if the above description matches with your definition of what the “perfect cookie” should be, then my recipe for these Double Chocolate Coffee Addict Cookies is the one for you. ​

These cookies mean some serious business and I feel like the only way to convey just how amazing they are is to describe them as like the perfect love child of a brownie and a chocolate chip cookie… mhmmm.

These cookies have the most amazingly fudgy texture on the inside, with a light, crisp exterior. The addition of a hint of espresso powder to the mix, heightens the flavour of the chocolate to a whole new level, and the blend of milk chocolate, dark chocolate and white chocolate chunks just takes these cookies to a whole new level of delicious.

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Boozy Hot Chocolate Bread Pudding

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It seems that for most of us, at some point in life {usually in our high school / college years} our mugs of hot chocolate inevitably get replaced with hot beverages like black coffee, americanos, and latte’s as a direct result of our struggle to stay awake during our adolescent juggling act between school, part-time jobs, studying, and struggling to keep up with friends & family. At least, such was the case for me.

But despite my intense love for glorious, wondrous,  caffeine – No matter how old I get, I never get sick of a good old fashioned mug of warm, rich, homemade hot chocolate. In fact, given the opportunity, nowadays I will gladly choose a mug of hot chocolate over a steaming cup of joe any day. Do you feel the same way?

There is just something so comforting and amazing about cradling a mug of hot chocolate, wouldn’t you agree? I think the reason why hot chocolate holds such a special place in many of our hearts is because drinking hot chocolate is associated with childhood – you know the days long before we were introduced to the many wonders of caffeine.

Whenever I make myself a mug of hot chocolate I can’t help but be reminded of  the days when my mom would head up a big pot of homemade hot chocolate for my brothers and I after a chilly fall afternoon of jumping in leaf piles or after a snowy afternoon spent throwing snowballs and building snowmen. My mom would peel us out of our cold wet clothes, throw everything in the dryer, wrap us up in warm blankets on the couch and we would wait patiently with rosy cheeks and noses while she poured us each a nice big mug of her homemade chocolate.

There really was nothing better than holding those giant warm mugs in our cold hands and gulping down that chocolatey goodness to warm us up from the inside out.  Of course, our hot chocolates were always topped off with either a healthy dollop of whipped cream or a mound of mini marshmallows, because… well what the hell would hot chocolate be without whipped cream or marshmallows???

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