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Licorice Cigarettes Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 1 cup flour
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1/4 cup molasses
- 1/4 cup licorice extract
- 1 egg
- Powdered sugar for dusting

Special equipment needed:
- Piping bag with small round tip
- Baking sheet
- Parchment paper

Step-by-step instructions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder.

3. In a separate bowl, cream together the butter, molasses, and licorice extract until smooth.

4. Add the egg to the butter mixture and beat until well combined.

5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until a smooth dough forms.

6. Transfer the dough to a piping bag fitted with a small round tip.

7. Pipe the dough onto the prepared baking sheet in thin, cigarette-shaped strips.

8. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are lightly browned.

9. Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet.

10. Dust the licorice cigarettes with powdered sugar before serving.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 10-12 minutes
350°F (175°C)
Serving size:
Makes approximately 24 licorice cigarettes

Nutritional information:
Calories: 70
Fat: 3g
Carbohydrates: 10g
Protein: 1g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Whole wheat flour can be used instead of all-purpose flour.
- Brown sugar can be used instead of white sugar.
- Honey can be used instead of molasses.

- Add a pinch of cinnamon or ginger to the dough for extra flavor.
- Dip the ends of the licorice cigarettes in melted chocolate for a decadent treat.

Tips and tricks:
- Make sure the dough is smooth and free of lumps before piping.
- Pipe the dough in straight lines for a more authentic cigarette shape.
- Dust the powdered sugar on the licorice cigarettes just before serving to prevent it from melting.

Storage instructions:
Store the licorice cigarettes in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.

Reheating instructions:
The licorice cigarettes can be reheated in the oven at 350°F (175°C) for 2-3 minutes to crisp them up again.

Presentation ideas:
Arrange the licorice cigarettes in a small dish or jar for a fun and unique presentation.

None needed.

Serve the licorice cigarettes with a cup of coffee or tea for a sweet treat.

Suggested side dishes:
None needed.

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the dough is too sticky, add a little more flour until it is easier to handle.
- If the dough is too dry, add a little more molasses or licorice extract to moisten it.

Food safety advice:
Make sure to use food-grade licorice extract and avoid using tobacco or any other harmful substances.

Food history:
Licorice cigarettes were a popular candy in the 20th century, often marketed to children as a fun and harmless treat.

Flavor profiles:
The licorice cigarettes have a sweet and slightly spicy flavor, with a hint of molasses and licorice.

Serving suggestions:
Serve the licorice cigarettes as a fun and nostalgic treat at parties or gatherings.

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Taste: Sweet, Anise, Licorice, Fragrant, Anise-Flavored, Licorice-Infused