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      RECIPE TITLE "Chocolate Gingerbread Boys And Girls Recipe"
    Source: Nestle® Toll House®,
    Courtesy of Cooking.com

    yieldsMakes about 2 1/2 dozen cookiestime---difficultyeasy

      RECIPE INGREDIENTS

    2 cups (12-ounce package) Nestle Toll House Semisweet Chocolate Morsels, divided
    2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1/2 teaspoon 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 container (16 ounces) prepared vanilla frosting, colored as desired, or colored icing in tubes

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      RECIPE METHOD

    Microwave 1 1/2 cups morsels in medium, microwave-safe bowl on high (100%) power for 1 minute; stir. Microwave at additional 10- to 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.

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

    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 to 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 (100%) power for 30 to 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.

    Serving size = 1 cookie

     

    Recipe reprinted by permission of Nestle® Toll House®. All rights reserved.

      Nutrition Facts
    Makes about 2 1/2 dozen cookies
    Facts per Serving
    Calories: 128 Fat: 5g Carbohydrates: 21g
    Cholesterol: 3mg Sodium: 83mg Protein: 1g
    Fiber: 0g % Cal. from Fat: 35% % Cal. from Carbs: 66%

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