Chef model George Jones; Photos by Brett Dassen

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                                                Ingredients and Equipment:

                                      1 (3.5 ounce) package cook and serve butterscotch pudding mix

                                    1/2 cup butter

                                    1/2 cup packed brown sugar

                               1 egg

                                  11/2 cups all-purpose flour

                                  1/2 teaspoon baking soda

                                        11/2 teaspoons ground ginger

                                       1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

                                 Cookie Icing

                                  Toaster Oven

                                 Baking Sheet

                                 Cookie cutters

                           Rolling pin

                                  Mixing spoon

                             Mixing bowl

                          Wire racks

Always wash your hands before handling any food.

Step 1:

Place 1/2 cup butter in a bowl.

(b) Soften in microwave for 15 to 30 seconds.                                                            

(c) Put pudding mix in bowl with butter.

(d) Put 1 cup packed brown sugar in bowl.

(e) Mix until ingredients are moist.




Step 2:

(a) Add 1 egg

(b) mix until smooth

Step 3

(a) Put 11/2 cups flour in a seperate bowl.

(b) Add 1/2 teaspoon baking soda.

(c) Add 11/2 teaspoons ground ginger.

(d) Add 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon. 

Step 4:

Stir flour mixture into pudding mixture, mix well, cover, and chill until firm.

Step 5:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease cookie sheet.

Step 6:

(a) on a floured board, roll dough out to about 1/8 inch thickness.

(b) cut into desired shapes using cookie cutter.

Step 7:

(a) place cookies 2 inches apart on cookie sheet.

(b) bake for 10 to 12 minutes (until cookies are golden at the edges).

Step 8:

Place cookies on wire rack to cool.

Step 9:

Decorate and enjoy!

Tip: You can make your own icing powdered sugar and a little bit of water.



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