12 Days of Cookies: Aarti's Spiced Chocolate Gingerbread
It's time for 12 Days of Cookies , FoodNetwork.com's annual cookie swap. Each day visit us here on the Dish for a peek at new holiday cookies, party-planning tips and top techniques for rolling, spooning, slicing, baking and decorating delicious sweet treats to give – or keep – from favorite Food Network chefs. Then stop by Cooking Channel's blog for great takes on holiday baking from Cooking Channel chefs and Food People alike – cookies by the dozen to celebrate all season.
Ginger and garam masala are a natural fit in savory Indian cooking, so why not in a cookie? And any sweet decked with chocolate is sure to be a hit (just ask Ms. Deen about Day 1's cookie).
Just in time for the second season of Aarti Party, Next Food Network Star winner Aarti Sequeira uses a classic spice pairing to sparkle up traditional holiday cookies. The result is her Garam Masala-Chocolate Gingerbread, a dark, spice-laden dough you can roll and cut into everything from cheerful gingerbread men to flowers decorated with fanciful trimmings.
- Hosting a cookie swap? Watch firsthand and see how Food Network stars pull off the best holiday parties.
- Sign up for our 12 Days of Cookies newsletter--it's not too late; we're just getting started!
- See which chefs baked which cookies in past seasons to get inspired for your own baking.
- Cooking Channel is joining in with a baker's dozen of cookies of their own. Today's cookie: David Rocco’s Chocolate Espresso Cookies.