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Gooey fudgy ginger brownies on a wooden cutting board

Fudgy Ginger Brownies

Fudgy Ginger Brownies are ultra thick and chewy crackly topped brownies loaded with gooey chocolate chips and candied ginger. It’s the perfect creative combination for Christmas!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword christmas, ginger
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Yields: 9 brownies
Recipe by Tessa Arias

Ingredients

  • 10 tablespoons (142 grams) unsalted butter
  • 11 ounces (312 grams) semisweet chocolate, chopped and divided
  • 1 cup (200 grams) dark brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs plus 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup (95 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup (25 grams) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine salt
  • 3 tablespoons candied crystallized ginger, finely chopped

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a metal 8-inch square pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a large microwave-safe bowl combine 4 ounces (113 grams) of the chopped chocolate and butter. Microwave in 30-second bursts, stirring between each burst, until the mixture is melted and smooth. Add the sugar to the hot butter mixture and whisk vigorously until combined. Allow to cool until just barely warm.
  3. Add in eggs, yolk, and vanilla extract and whisk by hand for about 1 minute, or until very well combined. This helps create that shiny crust on top.
  4. Use a rubber spatula to stir in flour, cocoa powder, spices, and salt until just combined. Stir in the remaining 7 ounces (198 grams) of chocolate chunks and the candied ginger.

  5. Pour into prepared pan and smooth out. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Let cool in pan 30 minutes before slicing.