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Cocoa Spice Crackles
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1 cup sugar

3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar

2 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa

2 tablespoons crystallized ginger,   finely chopped

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Coarse grain sugar or sugar

 *Substitute 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Combine 1 cup sugar, butter and brown sugar in large bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Add eggs; continue beating until well mixed. Reduce speed to low; add all remaining ingredients except chocolate chips and coarse grain sugar. Beat until well mixed. Stir in chocolate chips. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight or until firm.

  2. STEP 2

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  3. STEP 3

    Shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls with lightly floured hands. Roll in coarse grain sugar. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes or until set. (Do not overbake.)

Tip #1

Sparkling coarse grain sugar gives cookies additional sparkle. It is available in large supermarkets or stores that sell cake decorating supplies.

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