Better Homes & Gardens
Feature these tasty treats on a holiday cookie platter, or box them up for a festive homemade gift.
Total cook time
- ½ cup shortening,
- ¾ cup packed brown sugar,
- ¾ teaspoon baking soda,
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger,
- 1 teaspoon ground allspice,
- ¼ teaspoon salt,
- ¼ cup molasses,
- 1 large egg,
- 2 cups all-purpose flour,
- ½ cup dried tart red cherries,
- 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped,
Preheat oven to 375°F. Beat shortening in a large bowl with an electricmixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar, baking soda, ginger, allspice and salt. Beat until well combined. Beat in molasses and egg until combined. Beat in as much flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour with a wooden spoon. Stir in cherries and chocolate.
Drop dough by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake for about 8 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Cool on wire racks.
All recipe ingredients should be cooked to a safe internal temperature according to USDA guidelines. After preparing a recipe, please store any leftovers in the refrigerator.