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Brown or beige wedding favor cookies?

hungryshannon Oct 22, 2008 07:50 PM

My wedding's coming up and I'm making cookies as favors. I'm making cut-out cookies in the shape of a moose, as a little homage to fiance's hometown in New England and because he gave me the moose cookie cutter just before he proposed.

I'm looking for a non-white (so they look more moose-like, naturally...) cutout cookie recipe that I can preferably make ahead. I tried a chocolate-gingerbread recipe from Martha and while it looked good, it tasted ehh. I guess I'm more partial to the brown sugar/molasses cookies than the gingerbread.

Any ideas? Thanks for your help.

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  1. cheesepowder RE: hungryshannon Oct 22, 2008 08:17 PM

    Here is a recipe for maple cut out cookies. They came out tan colored. I used a leaf cutter, and the dough didn't spread when baking. I don't know how the maple glaze is though. I didn't have maple sugar so I used brown sugar and improvised with some additional maple syrup. The modified glaze that I made crystallized the next day so it was cloudy in spots.


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    1. re: cheesepowder
      hungryshannon RE: cheesepowder Oct 22, 2008 08:33 PM

      Thank you! We're big maple lovers but I had never thought about maple cookies. Looks like a good recipe.

    2. sarah galvin RE: hungryshannon Oct 22, 2008 09:35 PM

      I think maple flavour would be ideal. It's more 'of the region' than molasses. Where in tarnation did he find a moose cookie cutter?

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      1. re: sarah galvin
        hungryshannon RE: sarah galvin Oct 22, 2008 10:21 PM

        Yeah, I'm definitely planning on going the maple route now. Not sure where he got it, somewhere in New Hampshire, I'll ask him. It sure is cute!

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          sarah galvin RE: hungryshannon Oct 23, 2008 12:20 AM

          That is probably as 'cute' as a moose is going to be!

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