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Chocolate Ginger Molasses Cookies

Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito's Baked Explorations is all about reinventing classic American sweets, and that's exactly what they've done with these Chocolate Ginger Molasses Cookies. By adding both cocoa powder and chocolate to snappy ginger-molasses cookie recipe the cookies have deep, bold flavors of warm spices and chocolate.

The recipe calls for a 4-to 5-inch cookie cutter, making for some pretty substantial cookies, but these aren't the kind of over-the-top sugary confections that will leave your sweet tooth aching. Even when iced with Baked's easy royal icing, their spicy, gingery bite and dark cocoa notes keep them grounded with earthy flavors and make them an ideal candidate for enjoying along with a mug of hot chocolate.

Adapted from Baked Explorations. Copyright © 2010. Published by Stewart, Tabori & Chang. Available wherever books are sold. All Rights Reserved.

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