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Ginger Cookies with Orange Glaze


"These are deliciously soft, chewy cookies. They are wonderful for Christmas plates and bake sales because they don't fall apart easily. Garnish with decorative pearls if desired."
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43 m servings 203 cals
Original recipe yields 24 servings (24 large cookies)

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Mix flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and salt together in a large bowl.
  3. Combine brown sugar, oil, molasses, egg, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer until smooth. Pour over flour mixture; mix until a dough forms.
  4. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and arrange on ungreased baking sheets.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until firm, 8 to 9 minutes. Let cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  6. Place shortening in a large microwave-safe bowl. Heat in the microwave until melted, about 1 minute.
  7. Stir confectioners' sugar and orange extract into the melted shortening. Mix in milk a little at a time until glaze runs smoothly off the end of a spoon. Add 1/4 teaspoon salt. Spoon glaze over cooled cookies.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 203 calories; 8.3 g fat; 31.1 g carbohydrates; 1.5 g protein; 8 mg cholesterol; 185 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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6.28.17 I used a small 1” cookie scoop and ended up with 52 cookies which baked perfectly at 8 minutes. The texture of the cookie was soft and tender, very nice. If I were to make this recipe...