Thursday, December 24, 2009

Recipe Fridays! (on Thursday!)


Friday's recipe is a little early this week, since you might want to make them for the holiday;) Simple and classic.


• 1 1/4 cups packed dark-brown sugar
• 3/4 cup unsulfured molasses
• 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
• 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
• 1 tablespoon ground ginger
• 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
• 1 1/4 cups milk
• 1 tablespoon baking powder
• 6 1/2 cups all-purpose flour


1. Combine brown sugar, molasses, butter, spices, and salt in a medium saucepan over low heat, stirring with a wooden spoon, until sugar is dissolved, about 10 minutes. Stir in milk. Remove from heat, and let cool.

2. Pour milk mixture into a mixing bowl; add baking powder and flour. With an electric mixer, and beginning on low speed and increasing to medium, beat until well combined. Divide dough in half; shape into disks. Wrap in plastic, and refrigerate overnight. Dough can be frozen up to 1 month; thaw in the refrigerator before using.

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