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Spice up your shortbread with a hint of chocolate, ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg! Oh, and don’t forget to put some milk out for Santa, too.


  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Serves: 24

1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
2. Cream butter and add remaining ingredients.
3. Batter should be a heavy dough – if too thin, add up to another ½ cup flour.
4. Chill dough for several hours or overnight, covered.
5. Using a melon baller or your hands, scoop out and shape into balls.
6. Place balls on parchment paper on cookie sheet.
7. Flatten each ball with the tines of a fork, like traditional peanut butter cookies.
8. Bake 18 minutes.