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Apple Cider Gingerbread Sticks

Apple Cider Gingerbread Cookie Sticks

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Course: Breakfast or Snack, Breakfast/Snack, Dessert/Snack, Snack
Keyword: apple cider, cookie, cookies, snacks
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 40 sticks
Calories: 59kcal
Author: Tracy

Equipment

  • Oven
  • parchment paper
  • baking sheet
  • large bowl
  • Rolling Pin
  • knife or pizza cutter
  • ruler
  • large cutting board

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup mild molasses not blackstrap
  • ¼ cup apple cider
  • 1/3 cup coarse sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp ginger
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground cloves
  • ½ tsp allspice

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 350°
  • In a small bowl, whisk together melted butter, molasses, and apple cider and add to flour mixture
    Apple Cider Gingerbread Sticks dough
  • Place dough on lightly floured surface. Knead for 30 seconds to make it smooth. If too much flour is used, the dough will crumble. If this happens add a few drops of water and work in
    Apple Cider Gingerbread Sticks dough rolled out
  • Divide dough in half and roll each half between two pieces of parchment paper into an approximate 6”x12” rectangle
    Apple Cider Gingerbread dough cut in half
  • Remove top piece of parchment and sprinkle turbinado or other course sugar all over the dough (3-4 Tbsp)
    Apple Cider Gingerbread Sticks dough rolled out
  • Lay parchment on top of the rectangle and gently press sugar into dough with your hands
    Apple Cider Gingerbread Sticks dough flat
  • Using a pizza cutter or knife, and a ruler, cut each rectangle into 1/4” or 1/3” strips. Edges of the strips can be uneven, it adds more character to the final product. Do not separate
    Apple Cider Gingerbread Sticks cutting sticks
  • Slide parchment paper with strips onto a baking sheet, and bake for 12-15 minutes
  • Reduce heat to 200° and immediately slide parchment onto a cutting board and use a knife to cut through strips before they become brittle
    Apple Cider Gingerbread Sticks sprinkled with sugar
  • Return parchment to the baking sheet and sprinkle with additional turbinado or other coarse sugar (Try sprinkling with colored sugar for the holidays!)
    Apple Cider Gingerbread Sticks cut
  • Bake for 10 minutes
  • Slide parchment with baked cookie sticks onto wire rack to cool completely
  • Serve or wrap with baker’s twine to place in a gift basket - Baked cookie sticks can be stored in a covered container for up to 2 weeks and can be frozen for 6 weeks

Nutrition

Calories: 59kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 31mg | Potassium: 54mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 48IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg
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