*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                            CHOCOLATE SHORTCAKES
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 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Desserts                         Breads
                 Woman’s day
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2       c            Flour, all purpose
      1/2   c            Sugar, granulated
      1/3   c            Cocoa powder, unsweetened
    1       tb           Baking powder
    1       t            Baking soda
      1/2   c            Butter or margarine, cold
    1       c            Buttermilk OR plain low-fat
    2       ts           Sugar
   Heat oven to 375 degrees.
   Grease 2 cookie sheets.
   In a large bowl mix flour, granulated sugar, cocoa
   powder, baking powder and baking soda.  Cut butter in
   pieces.  With pastry blender or 2 knives cut butter
   into flour mixture until coarse crumbs form.  with a
   fork stir in buttermilk or yogurt until mixture clumps
   together.  Divide in half. Put each on a cookie sheet
   in a 6-inch round.  Sprinkle each with sugar.  Bake
   one at a time 20 minutes until pick inserted in center
   comes out clean. cool on sheet on rack 5 minutes
   before removing to rack to cool completely. To Make
   Strawberry Shortcake:  Not more than 2 hours before
   serving. Layer with cream and berries. Top with cream.
   Garnish with a whole berry. Just before serving pour
   on chocolate topping.
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