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Molasses Cigarillos

Prep time 23 mins
Cook time 1 hr, 6 mins
Othe time 16 mins
Yield 16 cookies
These buttery, crisp cookies are a tasty complement to any pudding or ice cream.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 6 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup ground pecans
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a small saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat 1 to 2 minutes or until butter melts and sugar dissolves, whisking constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla.

  2. Combine ground pecans and flour; add to molasses mixture, stirring until blended.

  3. Working in batches, making 2 cookies at a time, drop batter by 1 tablespoonful onto a lightly greased aluminum foil-lined baking sheet (keep remaining batter covered with a damp cloth).

  4. Bake at 350° for 8 minutes or until golden. Let stand 2 minutes (no longer). Working quickly, carefully roll each delicate cookie into a tight cigarette shape. Cool completely on wire racks. Serve within 3 hours.

Christmas with Southern Living 2006