Q&A: Chocolate “Gingerbread” House recipes?

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I want to make a Christmas Gingerbread-type house with my kids this year, but we hate gingerbread and would like to make one with a chocolate based cookie instead. Anyone have any good recipes?

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Answer by Moojoo
I like this recipe; it’s for ice cream sandwich cookies:
1/2 C butter, at room temperature
generous 1/2 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 3/4 C all-purpose flour
1/4 C Cocoa powder (the unsweetened kind)

Preheat the oven to 350. Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, then beat in the egg. Stir in the flour and cocoa powder to make a firm dough.

Roll the dough out to 1/4 in on baking parchment (or a light sprinkling of powdered sugar). Cut out cookies using a 3 in round cookie cutter (you’d cut out your gingerbread house pattern). Bake for about 15 minutes. Leave on the baking sheets to cool.

If you plan to eat the gingerbread house, I would recommend adding about a tablespoon of extra sugar, and maybe underbaking them by a minute or so. They aren’t very sweet, and are fairly hard to stand up to the ice cream.

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