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Groundhog Cookies

Ingredients

For the Gingersnaps

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup stevia
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon ginger ground
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon ground
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon baking soda
  • stevia to top cookies with
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract *optional

For Decorating the Cookies with

  • Your favorite icing
  • cocoa powder
  • piping bags
  • black gel writer

Instructions

For the Gingersnaps

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk flour, salt, baking soda, and spices.
  3. Using your stand mixer, cream butter and stevia.
  4. Add egg and molasses, blend well.
  5. Gradually add dry mix to creamed mixture, blending well. Set aside.
  6. Roll dough into 1 inch balls and place on cookie sheet.
  7. Using the edge of a glass, dipped in stevia, lightly flatten the ball.
  8. Bake in preheated oven for 8 to 12 minutes, until the edges are set but centers are soft.
  9. Remove from oven and allow to cool on cookie sheet for one minute before removing to wire rack to cool completely.
  10. Makes 2 to 3 dozen cookies.

To make the Gingersnaps into Groundhogs

  1. add 1 teaspoon unsweeted cocoa powder to 4 tablespoons of your favorite icing to color it brown.
  2. Hold some white icing in reserve for the eyes.
  3. Use white icing or almond slivers for teeth.
  4. Use a black cookie writer for the nose and pupils

Recipe Notes

You can use sugar, in the place of the Stevia, but we use Stevia for everything.