Source: Parents Magazine


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45 mins
2 hrs
8 mins
2 hrs 53 mins


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  • In a large mixing bowl beat the butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar and molasses and beat until smooth. Beat in water until combined. In a medium bowl stir together the flour, baking soda, salt, ginger, and cinnamon. Add flour mixture to beaten mixture; beat on low speed until combined. Divide dough in half. Wrap and chill for 2 to 3 hours or until easy to handle.

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with foil; set aside. On a lightly floured surface, roll half of dough at a time to 1/8-inch thickness. Use a 3- to 3 1/2-inch butterfly-shaped cookie cutter to cut dough. Using a 3/4-inch round cutter, cut a circle from each wing section. Reroll scraps.

  • Arrange butterfly cutouts 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets. Fill the round cutouts in each butterfly with crushed candy, using a different color in each cutout. Bake for 8 minutes or until edges of cookies are firm and candy is melted. Remove and cool cookies completely on the foil. When cool, carefully peel away from foil.


To finely crush the candies, place candy in a resealable plastic bag and seal the bag. Place bag with candy on a cutting board. Use a rolling pin to finely crush the candy in the bag.

Nutrition Facts

86 calories; fat 1g; cholesterol 2mg; saturated fat 1g; carbohydrates 18g; sugars 9g; protein 1g; vitamin a 48.6IU; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 0.6mg; folate 16.1mcg; sodium 73mg; potassium 102mg; calcium 20.2mg; iron 0.7mg.