Chocolate-Gingerbread Drops

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Makes:
36 servings
Yields:
about 3 dozen cookies
Prep:
30 mins
Bake:
8 mins 375°F per batch
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Chocolate-Gingerbread Drops

Ingredients
1/2
cup shortening
3/4
cup packed brown sugar
3/4
teaspoon baking soda
1
teaspoon ground ginger
1
teaspoon ground allspice
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
cup molasses
1
egg
1/2
cup dried tart red cherries
3
ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a large mixing bowl, beat shortening with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar, baking soda, ginger, allspice, and salt. Beat until well combined. Beat in molasses and egg until combined. Beat in as much flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour with a wooden spoon. Stir in cherries and chocolate.
  2. Drop dough by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake in the preheated oven for about 8 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Cool on wire racks. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

From the Test Kitchen

Layer cookies between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts

(Chocolate-Gingerbread Drops)
    Per serving:
  • 94 kcal cal.,
  • 4 g fat
  • (1 g sat. fat,
  • 1 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 1 g monounsatured fat),
  • 6 mg chol.,
  • 48 mg sodium,
  • 14 g carb.,
  • 0 g fiber,
  • 8 g sugar,
  • 1 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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