September 10, 2009

Fall treat

Ginger Chocolate-Chip Bars (Real Simple magazine)


Ingredients

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature, plus more for the pan
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/4 cups light brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips

Preparation

Heat oven to 350° F. Butter a 9-by-13-inch baking pan and line it with two crisscrossed pieces of parchment paper, leaving an overhang on all sides. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, baking soda, and salt.

With an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugars until fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat to combine. Gradually add the flour mixture, mixing until just incorporated. Mix in the chocolate chips.

Spread the batter evenly in the prepared pan and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 40 to 50 minutes. Cool completely in the pan, then cut into 32 bars.

One of these goodies + a pumpkin spice latte = a perfect pair!

Yum. Make a batch and welcome fall.


(It may still be over 80 degrees here in Florida, but a girl can pretend fall is in the air!)

21 comments:

Miss Type-A said...

oh my goodness those look delicious! I will have to make those this fall :) yum

MCW said...

Oh my...these look delicious! I will have to make them! Thanks...

preppyinnewengland said...

Nice gift idea too! One thing I love about the summer end is fall cooking! So many wonderful things too make!

BAH said...

One word: YUM! Can't wait to try these :)

martha - ca knitter said...

Yum! I am definitely going to try this recipe! I've been craving something sweet to bake and happen to have all the ingredients.
Thank you for posting it on your blog. I'll be sure to let you know how they turn out.

Southern Champagne Wishes said...

These look so good! I can't wait to try these with my Pumpkin Spice Latte!

QueenBeeSwain said...

those look sooooo amazing! there is nothing better than a bunch of baked goods in the fall, is there?!

xoox

kHm

tickledpink said...

Ooh, those look good! I might have to make those yummy bars! It's still hot here in the upper 80's and 90's. You're right we can pretend it's fall though!;)

Kassie said...

Oooh, these look dangerous...like eat the whole pan dangerous. :)

Little Pink Magnolia said...

Ohh man I wish you would have posted this like 2 days ago when I went on a baking spree. I loooove ginger in anything, especially things with chocolate! I feel some more baking coming on...

LACY said...

wow that looks delicious, I'm not much of a cooker but I am definitely going to try to make this :)

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insideratbjornborg said...

what a great treat, will have to try it out this weekend!

Black Labs and Lilly said...

These sound delish! I love the idea of packing them up in a mason jar as a little treat for someone special.

Erika said...

I'm making these! Ooh, these will be so perfect to munch on while sitting by the fireplace, or after a day at the pumpkin patch, or as a little treat for Thanksgiving. Thank you for posting this recipe! :)

Blair said...

They look so yummy! I will have to try this recipe!!

Olga said...

Ooo! I made these last christmas. It's from Real Simple, isn't it?

Kristen said...

oh that makes me want those!

The Blonde Duck said...

LOVELY! 80 degrees is fall here!

the southern hostess said...

Oh yum! These sound so good!

MWK said...

Oh my gosh, those look wonderful. I'm going to have to bake those when I'm home over Columbus Day weekend!

Sweet Carolina Bride said...

These sound delicious!

 
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