Easy Chocolate Gingerbread Cutouts
I have many wonderful memories making these chocolaty cookies with my family during the Christmas season. —Debbie Rowe, Lexington, Kentucky
Total TimePrep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
Makesabout 3 dozen
- 2 large eggs
- 1/3 cup canola oil
- 1/3 cup molasses
- 1 package chocolate cake mix (regular size)
- 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2-1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
- Baking cocoa
- Vanilla frosting and Red-Hots
- In a large bowl, beat eggs, oil and molasses until well blended. In another bowl, whisk cake mix, flour and ginger; gradually beat into egg mixture.
- Shape dough into a disk; wrap in plastic. Refrigerate 3-4 hours or until firm enough to roll.
- Preheat oven to 375°. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 3-1/2-in. gingerbread man cookie cutter. Place 1 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Press raisins into cookies for eyes.
- Bake 8-10 minutes or until edges are firm. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Decorate with frosting and candies as desired.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with a Betty Crocker chocolate cake mix (regular size).
Originally published as chocolate gingerbread men cookies in Cookies & Candies 2014 Bookazine
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