Saturday, September 29, 2012

One of my favorite old recipes

1/2 c. butter, softened
1/2 c. packed brown sugar
1 (3 3/4 or 4 oz.) pkg.
regular butterscotch
pudding mix
1 egg
1 1/2 c. flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
In mixer bowl, cream butter, brown sugar and dry pudding
mix. Add egg; beat well. Stir together flour, soda, ginger
and cinnamon. Stir into creamed mixture; chill. Roll dough
on floured surface to 1/8-inch thickness, cut with 4 inch
gingerbread men cutter. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake
at 350 degrees for 6 to 8 minutes. Remove from pan. Cool on rack. 

 found these creepish little eye-catchers in a magazine and added the recipe to my cookie collection.

Makes 34 sandwich cookies

1 cup confectioner's sugar
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/3 cup cold butter, cubed
2 eggs
1 tsp almond extract
2 cups all purpose flour
1/8 tsp salt
2-3T seedless raspberry jam
                                        16-18 oz white baking chocolate, chopped

In a small bowl, combine confectioner's sugar and cornstarch.  Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse
crumbs.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.  Beat in extract.  Combine flour and 
salt, gradually add to sugar mixture and mix well.

Shape dough into a ball, flatten into a disk.  Wrap in plastic, refrigerate for 30 minutes or until easy to handle.

On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into 1/8" thickness. Cut with a floured  3 1/2" bone-shaped cookie cutter.  Place 1 inch apart on parchment paper lined baking sheets.  Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes
or until edges begin to brown.  Remove to wire racks to cool.

On half of the cookies, spread 1/8 to 1/4 tsp jam down the center, top with remaining cookies.

In a microwave, melt white chocolate at 70%power for 1 minute, stir.  Microwave at additional 10 to 20
second intervals, stirring until smooth.

Dip each cookie in chocolate, allowing excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set.

This recipe appeared in Taste of Home magazine November 2011 edition.


Chumley said...

I love this recipe. It was lost for a long time, wasn't it? Didn't someone in our family bite all the heads off of them when you made them for us for a school function?

The Moonlit Stitch said...

Sounds so good! Wish I could bake! 'Tis the season for gingers! ~*~Lisa

AdelaidesCorner said...

Nope. That person just bit the heads off of all of them for no special occasion.