Tested till perfect Chocolate Gingerbread Cookie Dough

Chocolate Gingerbread Cookie Dough

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By Rheanna Kish and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: November 2009

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  • Portion size 1 batch

Ingredients

  • 1 cup 1cupshortening, softened
  • 1 cup 1cupgranulated sugar
  • 2 2eggeggs
  • 3/4 cup 3/4cupfancy molasses
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupcooking molasses
  • 3 oz 3ozbittersweet chocolate, melted
  • 5-1/2 cups 5-1/2cupsall-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp 2tspground ginger
  • 1 tsp 1tspsalt
  • 1 tsp 1tspground cloves
  • 1 tsp 1tspcinnamon
  • 1 tsp 1tspbaking soda
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Preparation

In large bowl, beat shortening with sugar until fluffy; beat in eggs, fancy molasses and cooking molasses. Stir in melted chocolate.

In separate bowl, whisk together flour, ginger, baking soda, salt, cloves and cinnamon; stir into molasses mixture in 2 additions, mixing well and blending with hands if necessary.

Divide dough in half and shape into discs; wrap each in plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 1 week.)

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