Sunday, 23 December 2012

Christmas Ginger Cookies

Christmas Ginger Cookies

One can say anything he or she wants about this easy desserts Christmas Ginger Cookies recipe. But I think this is a fine dessert, one that should be served anytime but I myself mostly enjoy it on weekend afternoons. When there is no pressure from anything specially from work. I usually would enjoy it with some great earl grey. Enjoy this Christmas Ginger Cookies from easy desserts and let us know what you make of it.

  • 1c butter or,Unsalted Margarine,softened
  • 11/4c Granulated sugar
  • 1Egg
  • 2T Dark corn syrup
  • 11/2T orange rind,Grated
  • 1T Water
  • 31/4c All-purpose flour
  • 2t Baking soda
  • 2t Cinnamon
  • 1T ginger,Ground
  • 1/2T cloves,Ground
  • 1/4T Salt


  • 1 Egg white
  • 1T Almond extract
  • Confectioners'sugar,as Needed,(about2-4cups)

  1. Cream butter and sugar in large mixer bowl with electric mixer.
  2. Beat in egg until light. Stir in corn syrup, orange rind and water.
  3. Mix flour, baking soda, cinnamon,ginger, cloves and salt.
  4. Stir into butter mixture to form a dough. Divide dough in half. 
  5. Wrap in wax paper and refrigerate overnight.
  6. Heat oven to 325 degrees.  Have lightly greased baking sheets ready.
  7. Roll out one piece of dough at a time on a lightly floured surface or between sheets of floured wax paper to 1/8-inch thickness.
  8. Cut into shapes with cookie cutters. Place on baking sheets, leaving 2 inches between each cookie. 
  9. Bake until golden, 8 to 10 minutes.
  10. Transfer to wire racks to cool.
  11. For icing, mix egg white and almond extract in small bowl until frothy. 
  12. Stir in confectioners' sugar until mixture is a drizzling consistency. 
  13. Drizzle over cookies.  Let stand until icing sets.
  14. Store covered.

Note: This recipe uses raw egg white. Cases of salmonella poisoning have been traced to raw eggs, although this is rare and usually associated with the yolks.


Photo by Crystl

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