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       Title: Walk of Fame Chocolate Star Shortcakes
  Categories: Cheesecakes, Chocolate
       Yield: 8 servings
       2 c  All purpose flour
     1/2 c  Sugar
     1/3 c  Unsweetened cocoa powder
       1 ts Baking powder
     1/2 ts Baking soda
     1/2 ts Salt
       1 c  Semisweet chocolate chips
   1 2/3 c  To 1-3/4 cups whipping cream
            Melted unsalted butter
            Additional sugar
       2 pt Vanilla ice cream or frozen
            Purchased chocolate sauce
       1 qt Strawberries; hulled; halved
            Lightly sugared
       1 c  Whipping cream; chilled
            Fresh mint sprigs optl
   Recipe by: -BON APPETIT MARCH 1995
       Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Sift flour, 1/2 cup
   sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt into
   large bowl.  Mix in chocolate chips. Mix in just enough
   chilled cream to form dough that will be firm enough to
   roll out.  Turn out dough onto well-floured work surface.
   Using well-floured hands, pat out dough to 3/4-inch thick
   rectangle, frequently sliding long knife under dough to
   prevent sticking. With floured 2-inch star-shaped cookie
   cutter, cut out stars.Gather dough scraps; pat out to
   3/4-inch-thick rectangle and cut out additional stars (for
   total of about 24).
        Brush stars with butter; sprinkle with additional
   sugar.  Arrange shortcake stars sugared side down on 2
   heavy large baking sheets. Brush tops with butter and
   sprinkle with sugar. Bake until shortcakes feel firm and
   tester inserted into center comes out with a few moist
   crumbs, about 22 minutes.  Transfer shortcakes to racks and
   Place scoop of ice cream in each of 8 bowls.  Garnish with
   sauce, berries, whipped cream, 1 or 2 starts and mint, if
   desired.  Serve immediately.