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Molasses Sugar Cookies

consider doubling the recipe

Course: Snack
Author: Nancy
Ingredients
  • sticks butter soft but not warmed or melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cup flour
  • ½ tsp cloves
  • ½ tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt
Instructions
  1. Soften butter, let cool

  2. Add sugar, molasses and egg. Beat well

  3. Sift together flour, soda, cloves, ginger, cinnamon, and salt

  4. Add to first mixture. Mix well. Chill

  5. Form into 1" balls. Roll in sugar and place on greased cookie sheet 1" apart

  6. Bake 350° 8–10 minutes

Broiled Chocolate Chip Cookies
Course: Dessert, Snack
Servings: 18
Ingredients
  • 2 sticks salted butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tbsp molasses
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • cups bread flower
  • 12 oz chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Melt the butter completely before mixing in the sugar, molasses, eggs and vanilla until smooth. Mix in the baking soda and two cups of the flour. Add more flour until dough appears wet but is not terribly sticky.

  2. Refrigerate dough for at least 30 min.

  3. Pre-heat oven to 375° F

  4. Form the chilled dough into balls the size of golf balls. Smash them into the shapes of hockey pucks and place them on parchment-lined baking sheets. This should yield about 18 big cookies, spread across three pans.

  5. Turn on the broiler and broil the tops of the cookies, one pan at a time on a high rack, until golden. Return the oven to 375° on its baking mode, allow the broiler to cool for a moment, then bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes.

Sugarplum Drops
Servings: 60
Author: Andrea
Ingredients
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ½ cup dried apricots
  • ½ cup dried dates
  • ¾ cup dried cranberries
  • ¾ cup pecans
  • 1 cup blanched almonds
  • ¼ cup orange juice no pulp
  • ½ cup granulated, or sifted confectioners sugar
Instructions
  1. Combine the dried fruit and nuts in a food processor and pulse until you get a coarse mixture, about 1 minute

  2. Add the orange juice and pulse again

  3. Roll into 1" balls, then roll in sugar for a sweet coating

  4. Refrigerate

Rum Balls
Servings: 20
Ingredients
  • 8 ounces stale chocolate brownies crumbled
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup dark rum or as needed
  • 4 oz dark chocolate
Instructions
  1. The amount of rum you add depends on how cakey and/or dry your brownies are, but for a half-pound, you’ll probably need between 1/4 and 1/3 of a cup to soak the crumbs sufficiently.
Recipe Notes

From Scott

Boozy Balls
Course: Dessert, Snack
Ingredients
  • 2½-3 cups crumbled wafer-type cookies
  • 1 cup ground nuts
  • 1 cup powdered sugar more for coating
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tbsp booze
  • 3 tbsp honey or other syrupy sweetener
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder if appropriate
Instructions
  1. Starting with 2 1/2 cups of cookie crumbs, sift the dry ingredients together in a big bowl.

  2. Dissolve your syrup in the booze, then add it to the dry ingredients and stir everything together until it forms a cohesive, moldable mound. If your dough is too sticky to work with, add more cookie crumbs.

Beet Chocolate Cookies
Course: Snack
Servings: 5 dozen
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup beet puree (about 2 medium beets)
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • Optional add toasted pecans
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder sifted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 (12 ounce) bag white chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Cook the beets in boiling water until tender, approximately 15 minutes.  Test a beet by poking it with a fork — if it comes out easily, the beet’s done.  Peel the beets while they are still warm.  Roughly chop them and puree in a blender with the buttermilk, until smooth.  Cool completely.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the butter with the sugars.  Add the cooled beet puree, cocoa powder, vanilla, vinegar, salt and egg, and mix to blend.  Add the flour and baking soda and mix as little as possible to fully incorporate them.  Fold in the white chocolate chips.
  4. Using a 1 1/4-inch ice-cream scoop or a teaspoon, form 1 1/4-inch balls of dough and place them on the parchment-covered baking sheet.  Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.  (This is a sticky dough, so working with your hands isn’t easy.)
  5. When you are ready to bake the cookies, cover another baking sheet with parchment paper and place about 12 dough balls on each sheet — they will spread a bit. Bake at 350 for approximately 10 to 12 minutes.  Cool the cookies on a cooling rack for at least 10 minutes before serving.
Chewy Surprise Cookies
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
Course: Snack
Servings: 48 cookies
Ingredients
  • 1-1/2 cups butter-flavored shortening
  • 1-1/2 cups peanut butter
  • 2 cups sugar divided
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 3-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package (10 ounces) Milk Duds
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, cream the shortening, peanut butter, 1-1/2 cups sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine dry ingredients; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Chill for at least 1 hour.
  2. Shape 4 teaspoons of dough around each Milk Dud so it is completely covered. Roll balls in remaining sugar.
  3. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until set.
  4. Cool for 5 minutes before removing to wire racks.
Condensed Milk Cookies
Cook Time
8 mins
 
Course: Snack
Servings: 36 cookies
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • ½ cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Mix butter and condensed milk. Add salt, baking powder and flour, and mix just until combined.

  2. Stir in chocolate chips.

  3. Roll into 1-inch balls and place on a baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.

Hedgehog Shortbread Cookies
Course: Snack
Author: Andrea
Ingredients
  • 1 cup  butter or margarine softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon  vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Melted Chocolate chips
  • Crushed walnuts
Instructions
  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add egg and vanilla; mix well. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well.

  2. Form cookies (in an oval shape with a pointed end) and place 2″ apart on on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375 degrees F for 6-8 minutes or until set but not brown. Cool on wire racks.

  3. Dip 3/4 of cookies in melted chocolate and then in crushed walnuts. Dot two eyes and a nose!

Recipe Notes

August 2014