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Texas Half Moons

(1 Votes)
COOK TIME
15 Min
READY IN
15 Min

They say that werewolves come out during a full moon. Well, just you watch the cookie lovers come out for these half moon cookies!

What You'll Need:
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons ground ginger, divided
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 (16-ounce) can vanilla frosting
What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Coat baking sheets with cooking spray.
     
  2. In a medium bowl, with an electric beater on high speed, beat butter and sugar for 2 to 3 minutes, or until fluffy. Add egg and beat for 1 to 2 minutes, or until creamy. Add molasses, water, and vanilla, and continue beating. Slowly add flour, 1 tablespoon ginger, the baking soda, and cinnamon. Beat for 2 to 3 minutes, until well blended.
     
  3. Spoon batter by heaping tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto prepared baking sheets. Bake 8 to 9 minutes, or until edges are golden. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.
     
  4. In a small bowl, combine frosting and remaining 2 teaspoons ginger. Frost half of each cookie top with about 1 tablespoon frosting.
     

Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

Note

Of course, if your gang prefers full moons (and really likes frosting), these can become full moons by frosting the cookie tops completely.

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