- 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 softened butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup molasses
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 egg, slightly beaten
- Currants or raisins
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.
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.
Need a Groundhog cookie cutter?
You can order your very own groundhog cookie cutter in small, medium, and large sizes from Punxsutawney Phil’s Official Souvenir Shop.
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