Great for Xmas, great for Muldermas, these
crowd pleasers are sure to be the hit of your celebrations!
1 stick (1/2 cup or 1/4 pound) butter -
1/2 cup white sugar
1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 large egg yolk
2 cups all-purpose flour
colored frosting for decoration
Heat oven to 350F.
butter and sugar in a large bowl with electric mixer until smooth.
Beat in ginger, cinnamon, baking powder, allspice and baking soda
Beat in molasses and yolk.
On low speed, beat in
Divide dough in half, wrap and chill until firm
Roll half the dough at a time on a well-floured surface to
1/8 inch thickness.
Cut with floured cookie cutters.
spatula to ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake 8-10 minutes until
Let cookies cool on cookie sheets approx. 1 minute
before transferring them to cooling racks.
With a dull knife for
maximum difficulty, remove left arm from each cookie, as shown above
Decorate as desired.
Bite off the heads first.
Mulder on a Stick
the sweet, sweet Mulder you can handle!
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup light corn
1/8 to 1/4 tsp. candy flavoring oil (extracts won't work) or
Essence of Mulder (works just fine)
Liquid food coloring (as
Candy eyes and/or decorations (optional)
water and syrup in a lightweight pan over medium-high heat.
Bring to a
Add candy thermometer, cook to hard crack stage (290 degrees);
remove from heat.
When bubbles subside, stir in oil flavoring and
liquid food coloring.
Pour hot candy mixture into stainless steel
Mulder shaped moulds** which have been sprayed with unflavoured cooking
Remove Mulders from molds when cool and beginning to hold their
Add decorations (black leather jacket, Armani suit, baseball
gear, boxer-briefs. . .) if desired.
Place on another flat surface to
** What do you mean, you don't have any stainless steel