Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

Taste of Home Recipe

Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies
Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2

    cup butter, softened

  • 3/4

    cup sugar

  • 1

    egg

  • 1/2

    cup molasses

  • 3

    cups all-purpose flour

  • 2

    tablespoons plus 1-1/2 teaspoons baking cocoa

  • 1

    teaspoon baking soda

  • 1

    teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/2

    teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/2

    teaspoon salt

  • Icing and decorations of your choice

Directions

1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and molasses. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda, cinnamon, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle. 2. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 3-1/2-in. gingerbread boy cookie cutter; place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Repeat with remaining dough; chill and reroll scraps. 3. Bake at 350° for 6-8 minutes or until edges are firm. Remove to wire racks to cool. Ice and decorate as desired. Yield: 3 dozen.

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