Sweet Tidings 2nd Day of Christmas: Sweet Molasses Boys

by - Sunday, November 21, 2010

 


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.  




cookies, Christmas, gingerbread
Yield: 1.5 dozen
Author: Christy
Sweet Molasses Boys

Sweet Molasses Boys

Cute gingerbread shaped boys are one of the sweetest symbols of a homemade Christmas. Add a bunch of these delightful homemade cookies to your Christmas dessert buffet. Decorate with royal icing for a truly festive touch.
Prep time: 30 MinCook time: 20 MinInactive time: 2 HourTotal time: 2 H & 50 M

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. 1. In a large bowl cream butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Add egg, molasses and vanilla; beat until smooth.
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. Bake 8-10 minutes until bottom are lightly browned. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool.

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