Cocoa Gingerbread Cookies

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READY IN: 23mins
SERVES: 36
YIELD: 36 cookies
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 400°F Lightly grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.
  • Cream together butter, shortening, brown sugar and molasses in a large bowl.
  • Add egg; beat until light.
  • Ina separate bowl, combine flour, cocoa, soda, ginger, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg and cloves.
  • Blend into creamed mixture until smooth.
  • Refrigerate until firm.
  • Roll out dough to 1/4 inch thickness on a lightly floured surface. Cut out with cookie cutters.
  • Place 2 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheets.
  • Bake 8-10 minutes or until firm.
  • Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  • Decorator Icing: Combine 4 c powdered sugar and 2 T milk in a large bowl. Mix until smooth. Add 1 tsp almond or lemon extract. Mix well. Add milk is necessary until smooth and glossy.
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