1991 3rd Place: Christmas Ginger Cookies Recipe
- 1 c. Unsalted butter or possibly
- Margarine, softened
- 11/4 c. Granulated sugar
- 1 x Egg
- 2 Tbsp. Dark corn syrup
- 11/2 Tbsp. Grated orange rind
- 1 Tbsp. Water
- 31/4 c. All-purpose flour
- 2 tsp Baking soda
- 2 tsp Cinnamon
- 1 tsp Grnd ginger
- 1/2 tsp Grnd cloves
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 1 x Egg white
- 1 tsp Almond extract
- Confectioners' sugar, as
- Needed (about 2-4 c.)
- Preparation Time: 30 min
- Chilling Time: Overnight
- Cooking Time: 10minutes
- Cream butter and sugar in large mixer bowl with electric mixer.
- Beat in egg till light.
- Stir in corn syrup, orange rind and water.
- Mix flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt.
- Stir into butter mix to create a dough.
- Divide dough in half.
- Wrap in wax paper and chill overnight.
- Heat oven to 325 degrees.
- Have lightly greased baking sheets ready.
- Roll out one piece of dough at a time on a lightly floured surface or possibly between sheets of floured wax paper to 1/8 -inch thickness.
- Cut into shapes with cookie cutters.
- Place on baking sheets, leaving 2 inches between each cookie.
- Bake till golden brown, 8 to 10 min.
- Transfer to wire racks to cold.
- For icing, mix egg white and almond extract in small bowl till frothy.
- Stir in confectioners' sugar till mix is a drizzling consistency.
- Drizzle over cookies.
- Let stand till icing sets.
- Store covered.
- Note:This recipe uses raw egg white.
- Cases of salmonella poisoning have been traced to raw Large eggs, although this is rare and usually associated with the yolks.
- These orange-flavored ginger cookies captured third place for Janis C. Peterson of Geneva, Illinois.
- The rolled, cutout cookies are easy to bake, have a delicious combination of fresh tastes and are sure to bring pleasure to the recipients.