This is a truly OUTSTANDING cookie! It's the first Martha Stewart recipe I've made and it really is "to die for". I made it for Christmas sharing and chose to keep all the cookies! :) I didn't have fresh ginger so used 1 tbsp of crystallized ginger and it worked great. Also, I used regular chocolate chips instead of chunked semisweet chocolate and that, too, works fine as a substitution. I was just munching on these this morning and think I'll be making another batch. Soft, chewy, sweet and tasty - just the right amount of spices! Yum - definitely a keeper for me.