Ginger Creme Brownies

4 Oct

I used to hate ginger and avoid it like the plague.  The spicy warmth when you took a bite out of it didn’t sit well with me.  But then I made these brownies and my whole world was changed.  Now, don’t get me wrong, I still hate pickled ginger like the stuff you get on the side of your plate at a sushi restaurant but Ginger Crème Cookies, man those are good.

I picked up a box at the supermarket the other day for no good reason except they where only 2 boxes left on the shelf. Am I the only who does that? Anyways, I figured they where good if everybody else liked them so I bought them.  Half the box was gone in two days.  Ginger Crème Cookies are like an adult Oreo, taken up a notch.  With the last 12 cookies remaining, I decided to stuff them into a brownie.  Best decision ever. You get the richness of the chocolate mixed with the heat of the ginger mixed with the spices.  So good! Enjoy!

Makes 16

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, plus more for baking dish
  • 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • A pinch of cloves
  • About 12 crushed Ginger Creme Cookies

Directions:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Butter an 8-inch square baking dish. Line bottom with parchment paper, allowing 2 inches to hang over 2 sides. Butter parchment; set aside.

On medium to low heat, melt butter and chocolate together in a saucepan, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat, and stir in remaining ingredients. Fold in the crushed Ginger Creme Cookies. Pour batter into prepared dish and smooth top with a rubber spatula. Bake for  30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean with only a few moist crumbs. Let cool in pan on a wire rack 15 minutes. Lift out, and let cool completely on rack.

Note: You can find Ginger Creme Cookies in the Supermarket under the cookie section. The ones I used for the recipe were Newman’s Owns Organic-Ginger Oh’s.

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9 Responses to “Ginger Creme Brownies”

  1. Sally October 4, 2012 at 1:46 pm #

    yum! i’ve never had a ginger creme cookie before! i’m sure i’d love them, especially in a brownie too!

    • lapetitebaker October 4, 2012 at 8:03 pm #

      Neither have I until a couple days ago! And they go perfectly with chocolate.

  2. amy donovan (@amy_donovan) October 4, 2012 at 7:09 pm #

    Ooh, where do you find these ginger creme cookies? I actually love ginger in all forms (even the pickled stuff) so I bet I’d love those. and these brownies!

    • lapetitebaker October 4, 2012 at 8:09 pm #

      Newman’s Own Organic sells them and they are called Ginger-Os. They are sold at supermarkets nationwide. If you’re a huge fan of ginger, there are no doubts in mind, you will enjoy them.

  3. Sally October 8, 2012 at 2:09 pm #

    I’ve never heard of ginger creme cookies before! I must be really out of it. I love the addition of them to brownies – I LOVE ginger, I drink ginger tea everyday. :) I’ll have to search for these cookies!

  4. ohsweetbasil October 8, 2012 at 2:31 pm #

    These are awesome! I have some research to do since I’ve never heard of those cookies

    • lapetitebaker October 8, 2012 at 7:02 pm #

      Thank you! I have added a note to the bottom of the post to let everybody know where to find them. Hope you make them soon!

  5. Karla October 8, 2012 at 7:58 pm #

    Yummm! These look fantastic! I’m a huge fan of ginger (although I’ll agree the pickled kind that comes with sushi is not too tasty). Can’t wait to give these a try!

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