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Christmas Ginger Cookies with Almond Frosting

 
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Christmas Ginger Cookies with Almond Frosting recipe.

Yield

36

servings

Prep

30

min

Cook

10

min

Ready

60

min

Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free, Low Sodium
 

Ingredients

1 cup butter
or, margarine, softened
1 ¼ cups sugar
granulated
1 each eggs
2 tablespoons corn syrup, dark
1 ½ tablespoons orange zest
grated
1 tablespoon water
3 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
ground
*
½ teaspoon cloves
ground
¼ teaspoon salt
Icing
1 each egg whites
*
1 teaspoon almond extract
*
1 x powdered sugar
as needed
*

Directions

  1. Cream butter and sugar in large mixer bowl with electric mixer. Beat in egg until light. Stir in corn syrup, orange rind and water. Mix flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt. Stir into butter mixture to form a dough. Divide dough in half. Wrap in wax paper and refrigerate overnight.

  2. Heat oven to 325℉ (160℃). Have lightly greased baking sheets ready.

  3. Roll out one piece of dough at a time on a lightly floured surface or between sheets of floured wax to ⅓ inch thickness. Cut into shapes with cookie cutters. Place on baking sheets, leaving 2 inches between each cookie. Bake until golden, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to wire racks to cool.

  4. For icing, mix egg white and almond extract in small bowl until frothy. Stir in confectioners' sugar until mixture is a drizzling consistency. Drizzle over cookies or decorate cookies with icing. Let stand until icing sets. Store covered.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 28g (1.0 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 11841% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 87mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 2%
Sugars g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 1% Iron 3%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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