Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sweet Tidings 2nd Day of Christmas: Sweet Molasses Boys

 

Quick!  Gobble up these sweet molasses boys before they run away!


Gingerbread boy shaped treats are a staple of the holiday season. From gingerbread boy shaped brownies and cakes to cinnamon scented soaps, this lovable holiday icon brings smiles and cozy cheer to everyone.

This trusty recipe for Sweet Molasses Boys taken from the book Spirit of Christmas is both fun and easy to make as it doesn't contain ground ginger and numerous spices. These fragrant, yummy cookies can be individually wrapped in clear printed cello and given away as little treats to guests who drop in during the holidays.  

You can find cute packaging supplies from Crafting Bug   Cute Cups and Cinderella's Gift Shop-  all wonderful kawaii themed shops from ETSY. Happy baking!

Recipe after the jump.
Sweet Molasses Boys

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • Raisins cut on half
  • Granulated sugar for dusting (optional) 

Directions: 

In a large bowl cream butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Add egg, molasses and vanilla; beat until smooth. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture; stir until soft dough form. Divide dough in half; wrap in plastic wrap. Chill for 2 hours until firm.

Preheat oven to 350 F degrees. On a lightly floured surface use a floured rolling pin to roll out half of the dough to 1/4 inc thickness. Use 41/4 x 51/4 inch gingerbread boy shaped cookie cutter. Transfer to a greased baking sheet. Press raisin cut in half eye.  Sprinkle cookies with granulated sugar.Bake 8-10 minutes until bottom are lightly browned. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool.   

5 comments:

  1. I would not mind welcoming lots of these sweet boys in my home ^_~

    Have a great weekend, Christy xxxx

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  2. That's really cute!

    I just found your blog and it seems really great, I wish I could read more, but the snow is making it impossible too load. I thought I'd let you know that it might be that way for other readers too.

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  3. Oh Christy, these look yummy and pretty.

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  4. Oh yes im goonna make a ginger bread house this christmas! Just have to go to IKEA and buy the cookie dough :) Let's see if it will be worthy of going online afterwards hi hi

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  5. Thanks for sharing your recipe and your tips as well, great help for me as a newbie in the kitchen, just starting ang enjoying cooking.

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