Chocolate Raisin Grincherbread Cookies

The Dow may be down,
BUT today, you
{my precious baking minions}
get a double delight.
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A (2-die-4)
2-for-1 recipe
and
For your reminiscing pleasure,
a few of my
Favorite Quotations
from
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
by the glorious Dr. Suess
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Chocolate Raisin Grincherbread Cookies
It could be said that I love a lot of the recipes I’ve created for this blog. That being the case, I LUST after the hearty, old-fashioned and perfectly harmonized combination of flavors found in this recipe. You. Will. Love. It. If not, you might just be…well…a grinch.
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8 oz. cream cheese
Juice & zest of 1 orange
4 eggs
1 c. brown sugar
2. c. flour
½ c. cocoa powder
1 tsp ginger
1 T. cinnamon
2 T. molasses
2 t. baking powder
½ tsp salt
1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chunks
½ c. raisins
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Cream eggs, orange zest, sugar & cream cheese together in a large bowl. Add remaining ingredients, then beat until fully mixed. Spoon onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes, or until cookies are cooked through.



*To turn the cookies into two hearty loaves of Grincherbread, simply add ¾ cup of milk to the recipe. Beat with an electric mixer until a mixed batter forms. Spoon into two large, well-greased & floured loaf pans & sprinkle sparkling sugar atop the batter. Bake at 375 degrees for 40-45 minutes.

Mmmmmerry Mmmmmmunching.

6 Responses to “Chocolate Raisin Grincherbread Cookies”

  1. Cristine says:

    Those look delicious!!!

  2. The Muse says:

    The food I attempt to bake speaks as well…but not such nice things as these! LOL :)

  3. Gaspegirl says:

    Another yummy recipe that I will just HAVE to try!

    Make it a great day

  4. Jennifer says:

    I can already smell these…can’t wait to make them.
    I really appreciate your comment on my “Mary” post. You know, it’s a special gift your daughter has, to love Mary so much. Cherish and protect that…a pure heart is a great blessing. She sounds like a wonderful girl.
    Thanks for visiting me, and I hope you’ll come again. I love to bake,too, and who knows? I might have a recipe you’d like someday!
    Blessings,
    Jennifer

  5. Becki Madsen says:

    Yum Brooke! You are such a talented woman!I can’t wait to make these!

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