Becky has spent her entire career cooking and baking, which are also her favorite hobbies outside of work. For her, time spent in the kitchen not only relieves stress, but is lots of fun as well. Becky’s love for baking began as a child, standing on a chair next her mom, adding ingredients and mixing up dough.
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Ginger cookies enhanced with a citrus lemon-lime frosting.
Heat oven to 375°F.
Combine butter and sugar in bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Add egg, 1 tablespoon lemon zest and 1/2 teaspoon lime zest; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour, ginger, baking powder and salt; beat at low speed until well mixed.
Shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls with lightly floured hands; roll in sugar. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten to 1 1/2-inch circle with bottom of glass dipped in sugar. Bake 7-10 minutes or until edges just begin to brown. Cool completely.
Combine powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon lemon zest, 1/2 teaspoon lime zest and enough lemon juice for desired spreading consistency in bowl. Spread about 1 teaspoon glaze over top of each cooled cookie; let stand until glaze is completely set.
Dietary Fiber: 0g
I totally ramped up the citrus in this cookie -- and used all the zest from a lemon and a lime either in the cookie dough or the glaze. I can't imagine using the quantities called for in the original recipe; it would be very bland. These are a nice glazed cookie, but be sure to use lots of lemon and lime zest.
Great recipe. Everyone that tries these loves them. This will be my 4th year of making these cookies as holiday gifts.
First time making this cookie. It was a huge success at my family Christmas. My grandson just loved them as did my daughters. I will be making them again next year and years to come. I did add more lemon and lime zest than called for. Citrus cookies seem to be a favorite in my family. Very easy to make also.
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