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  • Serves: 16 Servings

Five-Star Molasses Tea Cakes

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Category: Holiday, Cakes, Chocolate

 Ingredients List

  • 2 1/4 c All-purpose flour
  • 1/3 c Sugar
  • 1/4 c Brown sugar; firmly packed
  • 1/4 ts Cinnamon
  • 1/8 ts Salt
  • 1/2 c Butter; softened
  • 1 ts Baking Powder
  • 1/3 c Milk
  • 3 tb Molasses; light or dark
  • 1 Powdered sugar


Heat oven to 350F. In large mixer bowl stir together flour, sugar, brown
sugar, cinnamon and salt. Add butter; beat at low speed until crumbly (1 to
2 min). Reserve 1/3 cup crumb mixture for topping; set aside. To remaining
crumb mxitre stir in baking pwoder and baking soda. Beat at low speed until
well mixed (1 min.). Add milk and molasses; continue beating just until
moistened (30-60 secs). DO NOT OVERMIX! Divide dough into 16 pieces. Shape
into 3/4 inch thick moons, stars, circles or whatever shape cookie cutter
you are using. Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets. Sprinkle with
reserved crumbe mixture. Bake 11-14 min. or until toothpick inserted in
ceter comes out clean. DO NOT OVERBAKE! Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Store
in airtight containers.

Note: If desired, drizzle cakes with melted chocolate.

Per serving: 160 cal., 2 g pro., 24 g carbo., 6 g fat, 15 mg chol., 130 mg

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