Thursday, December 8, 2011

Mary Burton’s Annual Holiday Recipe! Sweet Charlotte Molasses Cream Cheese Roll-ups!

New York Times bestselling author Mary Burton is at it again! Now she’s created both a deliciously suspenseful new novel, BEFORE SHE DIES and her mouthwatering 2011 Holiday Recipe, Sweet Charlotte Molasses Cream Cheese Roll-ups! 

These look so yummy! I can't wait to make them!!

Sweet Charlotte Molasses Cream Cheese Roll-ups (Gluten free or traditional)

 ½ c. softened butter

 ¼ c. softened cream cheese

 1 cup brown sugar

 1 egg

 ¼ cup molasses

 2-1/4 cups all purpose flour (either gluten free or white)

 2 teaspoon baking soda

 ¼ teaspoon salt

 1 teaspoon ginger

 1 teaspoon cinnamon

 Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

 Cream together butter, cream cheese, brown sugar, egg and molasses.

 In another bowl sift together flour, baking soda, ginger and cinnamon.

 Slowly blend the dry mixture into the wet.

 Scoop out cookies on a parchment lined cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes.

(Allow lots of room between the cookies because they spread.)

 Out of the oven when the cookies have rested a minute or two, gently lift and roll over the handle of a wooden spoon.

(When they have cooled completely they will hold their shape.)

 Pipe in cream cheese icing.

 Sit back and enjoy!

“I love baking up a storm for friends and family at the holidays. This year, I’m making sure to include recipes that are gluten-free—and still delicious! - so everyone can indulge. My ‘Sweet Charlottes” can be made either way—with all-purpose or gluten free flour. They’re one of Detective Daniel Rokov’s year-round favorites. Enjoy!”

Happy Holidays,

Mary Burton’s new novel, BEFORE SHE DIES, goes on sale January 31, 2012! I can't wait!!

1 comment:

  1. Looks delicious! I like how there's a gluten-free option too. Thanks for sharing this us!


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