Ginger-Lemon Delights

Ginger-Lemon Delights

Prize-Winning Recipe 2009! Spices and molasses turn sugar cookie mix into a homemade ginger cookie.

Prep Time

50

Minutes

Total Time

1:10

Hr:Mins

Makes

3

dozen

Cookies
1
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® sugar cookie mix
1/2
cup shortening
1/4
cup mild-flavor (light) molasses
1
tablespoon ground ginger
1 1/4
teaspoons ground cinnamon
1
teaspoon ground cloves
1
egg
Glaze and Topping
1
cup powdered sugar
1
teaspoon grated lemon peel
4
teaspoons lemon juice
1/4
cup finely chopped crystallized ginger
  1. Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, stir cookie ingredients until very soft dough forms (dough will be sticky).
  2. On ungreased cookie sheets, drop dough with 1 tablespoon-size cookie scoop or by tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart.
  3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  4. In small bowl, stir powdered sugar, lemon peel and lemon juice until smooth. Spread glaze on cookies. Sprinkle with crystallized ginger.
Makes 3 dozen cookies
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Winner's Quote
"It's fun and exciting to take Betty Crocker® sugar cookie mix and turn it into something like a ginger cookie."
Did You Know?
Crystallized ginger is fresh gingerroot cooked in a candy syrup and coated with coarse sugar. Look for it next to the fresh herbs in your supermarket.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Cookie)
  • Calories 110
    • (Calories from Fat 40),
  • Total Fat 4 1/2g
    • (Saturated Fat 1g,
    • Trans Fat 1g),
  • Cholesterol 5mg;
  • Sodium 45mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 18g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 11g),
  • Protein 0g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.