Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Mango, Pineapple, and Ginger Cookies

I was working through recipe ideas for my first cookbook (more news on that soon!) when I decided to give this combination a whirl, and I'm so glad I did. The sweet tropical fruits are perfectly balanced by the sharp kick of the ginger, and it makes a refreshing change from the everyday chocolate chip cookie. And I'm not alone in appreciating a bit of variety: I served these alongside a few other flavours, including popular classics such as triple chocolate chip, and these ones were gobbled up first.

Mango, Pineapple & Ginger cookies

Mango, Pineapple & Ginger Cookies
Makes about 24 large cookies

3 cups (500g) plain white flour
2/3 cup (180g) white granulated sugar
1 cup (170g) soft brown sugar
1tsp baking powder
1tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs
250g (2¼ American sticks) butter, melted
¾ cup (165g) crystallized pineapple
¾ cup (165g) crystallized mango
½ cup (110g) crystallized ginger

  1. Preheat the oven to 170°C.

  2. Crystallized fruits and ginger often come in large-ish pieces - if so, use a sharp knife to cut them into small cubes.

  3. Mix the flour, sugars, and baking powder in a large bowl.

  4. Add the melted butter, vanilla extract, and eggs. Stir and knead until all combined into a thick dough.

  5. Add the fruit and ginger pieces, and knead into the dough until evenly distributed.

  6. Form into small balls, arrange on a greased baking sheet, and press gently to flatten. Make sure to leave enough space around each cookie, as they will spread to approximately double the size as they cook.

  7. Bake for 10-15 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool.


Fly Girl said...

Oh Rachel, these are all of my favorite flavors and I can't try them because my doctor put me on a no gluten diet. Any chance for a non gluten version?

rosaria said...

Rachel, you have many talents!

Slamdunk said...

Your timing is great Rachel. It just started snowing here and I needed some good tropical cookie thoughts.

Anonymous said...

A cookbook? I'm intrigued!

The Bipolar Diva said...

those look amazing!

Laurel's Quill said...

Thanks Rachel for commenting on my cake. You are so right about "wedding cake pressure"... too much for me too!! Laurel

Anonymous said...

Mmm... I love cookies and ginger and these sound delicious!

A cookbook? Congrats!

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Oh wow, this combination sounds interesting and yummy! I will have to try this recipe out!!! Thank you so much for sharing.


Dave King said...

Sounds great!

becky said...

Mmmmmm...liked the idea of the combination...wish I'd been there for a taste! Cookbook coming out soon, eh?

Charlotte said...

These sound delicious!!! Will definitely make them sound. Love mangos, pineapples, and ginger and imagine they'd taste sublime together :)

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