Christmas Ginger Cookies Recipe

This Christmas ginger cookies recipe makes sweet and spicy treats sure to please dessert lovers.


| Capper’s Farmer Holiday Special, Winter 2012


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Christmas Ginger Cookies Recipe

1 cup softened butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 tablespoons grated orange peel
2 tablespoons dark corn syrup
1 tablespoon water
3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon cloves

Icing for decoration:
1 egg white
3 to 4 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon almond extract

In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar together. Add the egg and beat until light and lemon colored. Stir in the orange peel, syrup and water.

Combine the flour with the baking soda, cinnamon, ginger and cloves. Stir into the creamed mixture until a dough forms. Gather into a ball; chill several hours or overnight.

Cover baking sheets with parchment paper or lightly grease them. Preheat oven to 325°F.





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