Five-Star Molasses Tea Cakes

Five-Star Molasses Tea Cakes
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Festive tea cakes will add a special touch to your holiday cookie tray.
30 min
Prep Time
45 min
Total Time
16 servings

Ingredients

2 1/4 cups
all-purpose flour
1/3 cup
sugar
1/4 cup
firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon
ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon
salt
1/2 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 teaspoon
baking powder
1/4 teaspoon
baking soda
1/3 cup
milk
3 tablespoons
molasses
Powdered sugar

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine flour, sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt in bowl. Add butter; beat at low speed until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Reserve 1/3 cup crumb mixture for topping; set aside.
  3. Stir in baking powder and baking soda to remaining crumb mixture. Beat at low speed until well mixed. Add milk and molasses; continue beating just until moistened. (Do not overmix.)
  4. Divide dough into 16 pieces. Shape into 3/4-inch thick moons, stars, circles, etc. Place 2-inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture.
  5. Bake 11-14 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. (Do not overbake.)
  6. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Store in container with tight-fitting lid.

Recipe Tips

If desired, drizzle cakes with melted chocolate.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
160
Cholesterol
15mg
Carbohydrates
24g
Protein
2g
Fat
6g
Sodium
130mg
Dietary Fiber
<1g

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