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Chocolate Gingerbread Boys and Girls recipe

Chocolate GingerbreadBoys and Girls recipe

A classic gets a chocolate twist in thesechocolate gingerbread cookies. Fun to make and eat!

Recipe: Chocolate GingerbreadBoys and Girls

1 (12-ounce) package NESTL TOLLHOUSE Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels – divided use
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 tablespoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/2 cup molasses
1/4 cup water
1 (16-ounce) container prepared vanilla frosting*, colored ifdesired

  • Microwave 1 1/2 cups morsels in medium,microwave-safe bowl on HIGH power for 1 minute; stir. Microwaveat additional 10 to 20-second intervals, stirring until smooth;cool to room temperature.
  • Combine flour, baking soda, salt, gingerand cinnamon in a medium bowl. Beat butter and sugar in smallmixer bowl until creamy; beat in molasses and melted chocolate.Gradually add flour mixture alternately with water, beating untilsmooth. Cover; refrigerate for 1 hour, or until firm.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Roll half of dough to 1/4-inch thicknesson floured surface with floured rolling pin. Cut dough into gingerbreadboy and girl shapes using cookie cutters or a stencil. Placeon ungreased baking sheets. Repeat with remaining dough.
  • Bake for 5 to 6 minutes or until edgesare set but centers are still slightly soft. Cool on baking sheetsfor 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  • Place remaining morsels in heavy-dutyplastic bag. Microwave on HIGH power for 30 to 45 seconds; knead.Microwave for 10 seconds; knead until smooth. Cut tiny cornerfrom bag; squeeze to pipe chocolate. Decorate with piped frostingor icing.

    Makes 30.

    *Or colored icing in tubes

    Recipe and photograph are the propertyof Nestl ® and, used with permission.

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