Groundhog Day Desserts

Groundhog Cookies Recipe

This recipe can be found on the Puxsutawney Groundhog Club website. These cookies are recommended for homo sapiens and to be used as groundhog food.

Shape this treat to look like Phil with this cookie-cutter (shown below) from his official souvenir shop.

groundhog cookie cutter

Create mini groundhog cookies with this cutter.

Ingredients:

2 cups sifted flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 cup soft butter
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup molasses
1 egg yolk
1 egg, slightly beaten
Currants or raisins

Directions: Sift together first seven ingredients. Set aside. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Blend in molasses and yolk. Stir in flour mixture and mix well. Form into a ball.

Wrap in plastic wrap. Chill overnight, several nights or freeze.

Place small amounts of dough on a sheet of plastic wrap, and cover with plastic wrap. Roll 1/8 inch thick. Cut out cookies with lightly floured cutter. For this occasion, you might want to use a groundhog-shaped cookie cutter.

cookie cutter and recipe

Get groundhog-shaped cookie cutters for your Feb. 2 holiday

Place cookies on greased baking sheet. Brush with slightly beaten egg. Decorate with currants or raisin eyes. Repeat until all dough is used.

Bake 8 to 10 minutes in a preheated 350-degree oven. Cool slightly before removing from cookie sheet.  Makes 72 or more medium-sized groundhogs.

Peeping Groundhog Cookies

Check out these cookies at www.sweetsugarbelle.com

Groundhog cookies

Check out the “Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle” to get the recipe of these adorable cookies.

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