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Groundhog Cookies Recipe

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This recipe for Groundhog Cookies, by , is from The Murphy Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Kristina Murphy
Added: Saturday, February 9, 2008


2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground ginger
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup sugar
1 egg yolk
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cloves
1/2 cup soft butter
1/2 cup molasses
1 egg slightly beaten
currants or raisins

Sift dry ingredients and set aside. Cream butter and sugar well. Blend in Molasses and egg yolk. Stir in dry mixture, mixing well. Form into a ball and chill an hour or longer.

Roll out a small amount at a time on a sugar/ flour sprinkled board. Cut out cookies with floured groundhog cutter and place on greased baking sheet. Brush top of cookie with slightly beaten egg. Decorate with a currant or a raisin eye. Bake 8 to 10 minutes in 350 degree oven. Cool Slightly before removing from pan.




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