Molasses Cigarillos

These buttery, crisp cookies are a tasty complement to any pudding or ice cream.


16 cookies

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Recipe Time

Prep: 23 Minutes
Cook: 1 Hour, 6 Minutes
Othe: 16 Minutes


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


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.

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

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).

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,

Oxmoor House

June 2006
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