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Ginger-Lemon Delights

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  • Prep Time 50 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 36
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Prize-Winning Recipe 2009! Spices and molasses turn sugar cookie mix into a homemade ginger cookie.

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • 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.

Expert Tips

"It's fun and exciting to take Betty Crocker® sugar cookie mix and turn it into something like a ginger cookie."

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

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
110
Calories from Fat
40
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4 1/2g
7%
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Sodium
45mg
2%
Potassium
45mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
18g
6%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
11g
Protein
0g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
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 Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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