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Great gifts for giving
The perfect addition to any gift basket
Great idea for the holidays or any special occasion

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~ Chocolate Gingerbread ~
Boys & Girls ~

1--12 oz pkg semisweet chocolate morsels, divided
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
1/2 t ground ginger
1/2 t ground cinnamon
3 T butter or margarine, softened
3 T granulated sugar
1/2 cup molasses
1/4 cup water
1--16 oz container prepared vanilla frosting**
(**colored as desired)

Preheat oven to 350F.
Microwave 1 1/2 cups morsels in medium, microwave-safe
bowl on high power for 1 minute; stir. Microwave at
additional 10 - 20 second intervals, stirring until
smooth; cool to room temperature. Combine flour, baking
soda, salt, ginger and cinnamon in medium bowl. Beat
butter and sugar in small mixer bowl until creamy; beat
in molasses and melted chocolate. Gradually add flour
mixture alternately with water, beating until smooth.
Cover; refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm. Roll half
of dough to 1/4-inch thickness on floured surface with
floured rolling pin. Cut dough into gingerbread boy and
girl shapes using cookie cutters or a stencil. Place on
ungreased baking sheets. Repeat with remaining dough.
Bake for 5 - 6 minutes or until edges are set but centers
are still slightly soft. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes;
remove to wire racks to cool completely. Place remaining
morsels in heavy-duty plastic bag. Microwave on high power
for 30 - 45 seconds; knead. Microwave for 10 seconds; knead
until smooth. Cut tiny corner from bag; squeeze to pipe
chocolate. Decorate with piped frosting or icing.
Makes 2 1/2 dozen cookies


For gift giving package cookies in cellophane bag.
Place bag into decorative paper bag lined with tissue
paper. Add gingerbread cookie cutter and gift tag.

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