&#x2744 Chocolate Gingerbread Boys And Girls

Ingredients

  • 2 cans NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels (12-ounce package)
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3 Tbs butter or margarine
  • 3 Tbs granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 12 oz prepared vanilla frosting (1 container)
Gingerbread Men
Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. PREHEAT oven to 350° F.
  4. 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 un-greased baking sheets. Repeat with remaining dough.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
Recipe provided by NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® and MyWebGrocer.

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