Spice up your next holiday cookie swap with these chocolate-drizzled spice cookies.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Into a large bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, and ginger; set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine butter and sugar. Starting on low speed and increasing to high, beat until mixture is light and creamy, about 2 minutes; scrape down sides of bowl once with a rubber spatula.

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  • Beat in eggs one at a time on medium speed, scraping down sides of bowl after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Add molasses; mix until just combined. Scrape down sides of bowl; add flour mixture. Starting on low speed and increasing to medium-high, beat until just combined.

  • Transfer dough to a clean work surface. Divide into four equal pieces, and roll each into a 2-inch-thick log. Wrap each log in parchment paper or plastic wrap, and refrigerate until firm, at least 4 hours or overnight.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Remove logs from refrigerator, and unwrap. Slice logs into 1/4-inch-thick rounds. Place rounds on parchment-lined baking sheets. Chill in freezer or refrigerator until firm, 20 to 30 minutes.

  • Bake cookies until slightly cracked on top, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from oven; let cool on baking sheets 2 minutes, then transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

  • Melt chocolate in a medium heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water, stirring until smooth. Transfer to a large resealable plastic bag. Snip the tip off one corner of the bag to make a very small opening. Place the wire rack with the cookies on a sheet of parchment paper or a rimmed baking sheet. Holding bag about 5 inches above cookies, drizzle chocolate in a zigzag motion until cookies are covered. Let stand until chocolate has set, 2 to 3 hours.

Cook's Notes

Cookies can be stored in airtight containers, layered with pieces of waxed or parchment paper, for up to three days at room temperature.

Reviews (15)

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11/01/2008
basketpam- I have tried contacting Martha Stewart Office but seems not to work.. Would you mind asking if they could add a glossar/ index of all the recipes just for it to be easier to scroll or look through and copy! Thank you. =D
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11/01/2008
Has anybody tried the recipe with 2 tsb? I'm sure it's wrong but just incase?
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09/22/2008
For anyone printing this recipe, beware, ingredients are wrong. It does NOT take 2 TABLESPOONS of baking soda for these cookies, it should be 2 TEASPOONS. I have written Martha Stewart's office THREE times and they corrected part of it but not the baking soda. I am highly disappointed in this bunch of people who are supposed to be top quality professionals. I expected better, you should too. They even wrote back to say it was corrected. WRONG!
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09/17/2008
I'm sure these cookies would have no problem being frozen in their log shape. I've done it with other slice and bake type cookies, as well as, any cookie recipes that require refridgeration before baking. I do it to save time when baking Christmas Cookies. Mix them up, shape them if needed, wrap them in plastic wrap and toss them in the freezer usually 2-3 weeks before you want to bake them. Defrost them in the fridge or to the recipe requirements for chilled dough, follow the recipe and bake.
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09/17/2008
thank you patcash
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09/17/2008
Hi, I work at Martha Stewart. We've corrected the amount of salt to only be 3/4 teaspoon, but the 2 tablespoons baking soda is how the recipe was printed. The changes will be reflected shortly. Thanks, Alison
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09/17/2008
anniequinn , when you Google the Apple recipe, click on the second one not the first. The first gives you strange gobbleygook. : )
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09/16/2008
Annie, Google the recipe name, Apple Phyllo Cornucopieas, and choose the first entry. The entire recipe and quantities will be displayed for you.to copy and paste in MS Word.
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09/16/2008
Sorry to be off topic but does anybody know how to email the Martha staff about fixing links. I'm trying to look at the Apple Phyllo Cornucopias recipe and nothing legible comes up. I thought I'd cut and paste into MS Word but can't make out quantities needed.
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09/16/2008
I've made these too when they were originally "Pumpkin Spice Cookies." They're a great addition to desert at Thanksgiving time or any fall type festivity. For those of us who have a super sweet tooth, I would decorate some of them with Cream Cheese Icing and maybe some sanding sugars. Very good cookie. They're a staple in my house.
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09/16/2008
I've made these too when they were originally "Pumpkin Spice Cookies." They're a great addition to desert at Thanksgiving time or any fall type festivity. For those of us who have a super sweet tooth, I would decorate some of them with Cream Cheese Icing and maybe some sanding sugars. Very good cookie. They're a staple in my house.
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09/16/2008
Man, I'm glad ematlin warned me about those typos. I would have been freaking out if I'd made bad cookies!! This recipe does souns good otherwise, though. I just wish there were a closer-up photo, like most of the other cookies have. I can't tell exactly what they look like.
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09/16/2008
Can the cookie dough be frozen in logs before cooking? How long can they be kept, and how do you defrost a log for cooking (provided you can freeze the dough)?
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09/16/2008
Oops--the salt amount is wrong, too! It should be "3/4 teaspoon" salt, not "3/4 tablespoon." This is a long-standing MS recipe, originally published as Pumpkin Spice Cookies and decorated with royal icing to resemble jack-o-lantern faces. I've been making it since '97 and it's a huge hit whenever I serve them. Just be sure to use the correct amounts of baking soda and salt.
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09/16/2008
This is an incredibly delicious and easy to make spice cookie, but there is an error in the ingredients. The recipe calls for "2 tablespoons baking soda." This is way too much! It should be "2 teaspoons baking soda." I have made these cookies with 2 tsp baking soda and they turn out beautifully!