Sweet Treats

What's a party without something sweet and sticky and gooey and. . .
well, you get the picture. . . 


Gingerbread Kryceks

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 - softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup molasses
1 large egg yolk
2 cups all-purpose flour
candies and colored frosting for decoration

Heat oven to 350F.
Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl with electric mixer until smooth.
Beat in ginger, cinnamon, baking powder, allspice and baking soda until blended.
Beat in molasses and yolk.
On low speed, beat in flour.
Divide dough in half, wrap and chill until firm
(1 hour)

Roll half the dough at a time on a well-floured surface to 1/8 inch thickness.
Cut with floured cookie cutters.
Transfer with spatula to ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake 8-10 minutes until lightly browned.
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 (diagram 1)

Decorate as desired.

Bite off the heads first.


Mulder on a Stick
All the sweet, sweet Mulder you can handle!

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup light corn syrup
1/8 to 1/4 tsp. candy flavoring oil (extracts won't work) or Essence of Mulder (works just fine)
Liquid food coloring (as desired)
Candy eyes and/or decorations (optional)

Mix sugar, water and syrup in a lightweight pan over medium-high heat.
Bring to a boil.
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 spray.
Remove Mulders from molds when cool and beginning to hold their shape.
Add decorations (black leather jacket, Armani suit, baseball gear, boxer-briefs. . .) if desired.
Place on another flat surface to continue cooling.


** What do you mean, you don't have any stainless steel Mulder-shaped moulds?



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