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Chocolate Cinnamon Snaps

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Servings: 6
Categories: Chocolate / Cookies / Desserts

Ingredients:
2  c  All-purpose flour
1/2  ts  Baking soda
1  d  Salt
1/3  c  Unsweetened cocoa
    Powder
2  ts  Cinnamon
3/4  ts  Cloves
1/2  c  Softened butter or
    Margarine
1/2  c  Granulated sugar
1/4  c  Molasses
1    Egg

Directions:
Preparation time: 15 min. Baking time: 10 to 12 min. Oven temperature: 350 degrees F. A chocolate sugar cookie with the spice of a gingersnap. Perfect for the holidays! For 4 dozen cookies you will need: 1. In a bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, salt, cocoa powder, cinnamon and cloves. 2. In another bowl, cream the butter until soft. Gradually add sugar, beating until fluffy. 3. Beat in the molasses and egg. Add flour mixture. Blend until a stiff dough forms. 4. Roll dough (half or a quarter of dough is easier to work with) on a lightly floured board to a 1/8-to 1/4-inch thickness. 5. Cut into favorite shapes. Place on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar. 6. Bake at 35 o degrees F for 10 to 12 minutes depending on thickness. Cool a minute on sheet before removing to a rack to complete cooling. 7. Repeat with remaining batches. Store in a tin when completely cooled. Variations: The cookies can be sprinkled with chocolate sprinkles ot holiday colored sugar. Source: Great American Recipes.


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