Happy {Love} Birds

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Good Morning! I'm over on the WPlus9 Blog today sharing a few fun ways to package up your Valentine treats.  I've used the new Happy Birds stamp set and dies as well as a set called Biggest Fan that was FREE with a $60 purchase.  I also baked up a batch of My Valentine's favorite cookies.  I've made these a hundred times and they are always a big hit! 
Molasses Cookies
4 dozen (serving size: 1 cookie)
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1/2 cup molasses
1 large egg
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (about 10 ounces)
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup granulated sugar
Cooking spray

Combine brown sugar and shortening in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add molasses and egg; beat well. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 5 ingredients (through salt), stirring with a whisk. Add flour mixture to sugar mixture; beat at low speed just until blended. Cover and freeze 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 375°.

Place water in a small bowl. Place granulated sugar in another small bowl. Lightly coat hands with cooking spray. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Dip one side of each ball in water; dip wet side in sugar. Place balls, sugar side up, 1 inch apart, on baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 8 minutes. Remove from pans; cool on wire racks.

Cooking Light, OCTOBER 2005

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  1. Super cute card! And the cookies look great, too!

  2. The sweetest treat packaging Kara! Yummy on the Ginger Molasses cookies. Your recipe is very similar to mine!

  3. This is adorable and your cookies look delish!

  4. Such cute and fun cards, Kara!!! Love the tiny bows and hearts and the sweet birds!!! Really cute!!! And those yummy cookies ...would have loved one to go with my tea I'm enjoying at the moment!!!
    Have a great day!!


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