Sunday, December 27, 2009

Gingerbread Men Without Molasses

If you are my friend on Facebook, you know I have been looking for a recipe to make gingerbread men without molasses, cause frankly, molasses are just NASTY!
Anyway, this past week, I found a recipe that is just delicious! It uses butterscotch pudding instead. Here is our result:
They turned out really good—without icing! Here is the recipe:
  • 1 (3.5 ounce) package cook and serve butterscotch pudding mix
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  1. In a medium bowl, cream together the dry butterscotch pudding mix, butter, and brown sugar until smooth. Stir in the egg. Combine the flour, baking soda, ginger, and cinnamon; stir into the pudding mixture. Cover, and chill dough until firm, about 1 hour.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease baking sheets. On a floured board, roll dough out to about 1/8 inch thickness, and cut into man shapes using a cookie cutter. Place cookies 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets.
  3. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, until cookies are golden at the edges. Cool on wire racks.

1 comment:

SANDRA said...

They look great. The cookies you made look much softer and that is something we like in a cookie. We never made gingerbread cookies in the past because they are a hard cookie. I think we will try yours instead. Thank you!