Citrus-Ginger Slice-and-Bake Cookies

Looking for homemade cookies made with orange juice, pecan and ginger? Then check out this great baked dessert perfect for holiday treat.

  • Prep Time 1 hr 15 min
  • Total Time 4 hr 30 min
  • Servings 72

Ingredients

3/4
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2
cup granulated sugar
1/2
cup packed brown sugar
1
tablespoon grated orange peel
1
tablespoon orange juice
1
egg
2 1/2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon baking powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
cup chopped pecans
1/4
cup chopped crystallized ginger
1/4
cup decorator sugar crystals

  • 1 In large bowl, beat butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in orange peel, orange juice and egg until blended. On low speed, beat in flour, baking powder and salt. Stir in pecans and ginger.
  • 2 Divide dough in half. Shape each half into 10-inch log. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of the sugar crystals on sheet of plastic wrap; roll 1 log in sugar to coat. Wrap log in plastic wrap. Repeat with remaining log and sugar crystals. Refrigerate 3 hours or until very firm.
  • 3 Heat oven to 375°F. Cut logs into 1/4-inch slices. On ungreased cookie sheets, place slices 2 inches apart.
  • 4 Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges start to brown and tops are light golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.

Expert Tips

These crisp, delicious cookies would be a welcome holiday treat. Stack 6 or 8 cookies, and tie with a pretty ribbon to present as a small gift.

For a special presentation, melt about 2/3 cup semisweet or milk chocolate chips in a long, narrow microwavable dish, such as a butter dish. Dip about 1/4 inch of one edge of each cookie into chocolate; place on waxed paper about 40 minutes until set.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
60
(
Calories from Fat
25),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2 1/2g
2 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
40mg
40%;
Total Carbohydrate
8g
8%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.