Mini Ginger-Molasses Cream Pies

Mini Ginger-Molasses Cream Pies
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Molasses Cream Pie
Tiffany MacIssac

Molasses Cream Pie

Tiffany MacIssac is the D.C. based pastry chef who owns the Neighborhood Restaurant Group. She shares her holiday recipe with us for mini ginger-molasses cream pies. 

12
Servings
270
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For Cool Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 1 Cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons fresh grated ginger
  • 2 1/4 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of clove
  • 3 grates of nutmeg
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 Cup molasses

For the Filling

  • 1 Cup cream cheese
  • 1/8 Teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 2 Teaspoons powdered sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 Teaspoons bourbon or dark rum

Directions

For Cool Ingredients

Cream together butter, sugar and ginger on a medium speed for 5-6 minutes until fluffy. Add egg followed by molasses.  Mix to combine, scraping the bowl at least once. Sift together dry and add all at once.  Mix to combine at least once. Portion into tablespoon size balls and roll in raw (or granulated) sugar. Place on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.  Bake at 325 degrees 8-11 minutes until light golden around the edge but still soft in the center.  All ovens are slightly different but you want the cookies to be very soft and chewy so pull them out a minute before you think they are done. Allow to cool to room temp then fill with egg nog filling.  Eat immediately or allow to rest, covered, in the refrigerator overnight for a super soft, chewy cookie sandwich

For the Filling

Place cream cheese, powdered sugar, salt and nutmeg in the bowl and paddle until smooth. Add liquor (optional) slowly while mixing to combine

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
6g
9%
Sugar
3g
3%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
17mg
6%
Carbohydrate, by difference
47g
36%
Protein
6g
13%
Vitamin A, RAE
53µg
8%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
4µg
4%
Calcium, Ca
168mg
17%
Choline, total
9mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
74µg
19%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
11mg
3%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Phosphorus, P
60mg
9%
Selenium, Se
13µg
24%
Sodium, Na
196mg
13%
Water
18g
1%

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