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Gingerbread Cookies

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When I was growing up, we didn’t make many Christmas cookies. Several of our neighbors would make batches upon batches of cookies and give them as gifts, which meant our house was filled with delicious treats without any of us turning on the oven. I enjoyed so many amazing Christmas cookies over the years, all baked by our generous friends. I no longer live in that neighborhood, and confess I miss all those treats. For our date night last weekend, Luke and I decided to bake Christmas cookies. At the top of my list was a recipe I’ve always loved, but never made before- gingerbread. My perfect gingerbread is deliciously spicy, but still sweet and soft in the center, but still firm on the edges.

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A French classic meets American impatience in a chocolatey match made in heaven. Or a blender. I love chocolate. I love French things. I could eat chocolate mousse by the pint. And I was not in the mood to make mousse the proper old fashioned way. I winged it, and tried making mousse in the blender. The results were delicious. I still prefer my traditional recipe, but this one is great to whip up when you a need a dessert to impress, but have no time. Print Yum Quick and Easy Chocolate Mousse Yield: 4 Servings Ingredients1 cup chocolate chips- dark chocolate is my favorite, but you can use whatever you have on hand 2 eggs- room temperature is best, but it will still work

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