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Ginger Spice Buttons


Yield: 5 dozen Prep 30 mins Start to Finish 2 hrs
Ginger Spice Buttons

Ingredients

  • 1 cup  unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup  light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons  molasses
  • 1 teaspoon  vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon  salt
  • 2 cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups  lightly toasted blanched almonds, finely ground
  • 1 tablespoon  cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon  cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons  ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon  allspice
  • Large crystal sugar

Directions

1. In a bowl, beat together butter and sugar until smooth, scraping inside of bowl. Beat in molasses, vanilla and salt, then stir in flour, almonds, cornstarch, cinnamon, ginger and allspice. Wrap and chill dough for 1 hr.

2. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Roll dough into 1-inch balls, roll in crystal sugar and place on baking sheets. Bake until bottoms are lightly browned, about 8 min. Cool on pans 3 min. Transfer to wire racks and cool completely. Store airtight up to 5 days. Makes 5 dozen.

Nutrition Facts

  • cal.(kcal)80,
  • Fat, total(g)5,
  • chol.(mg)8,
  • sat. fat(g)2,
  • carb.(g)8,
  • Monosaturated fat(g)2,
  • Polyunsaturated fat(g)1,
  • Trans fatty acid(g)0,
  • fiber(g)1,
  • sugar(g)4,
  • pro.(g)1,
  • vit. A(IU)97,
  • vit. C(mg)0,
  • Thiamin(mg)0,
  • Riboflavin(mg)0,
  • Niacin(mg)0,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6)(mg)0,
  • Folate(g)8,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12)(g)0,
  • sodium(mg)12,
  • Potassium(mg)44,
  • calcium(mg)10,
  • iron(mg)0,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet