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Ginger Spice Cookies with Royal Icing
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1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon ground ginger

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground allspice

6 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1/4 cup sugar

1 tablespoon mild flavor molasses

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg

1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger root  

1 tablespoon finely chopped crystallized ginger

Royal Icing

2 1/2 cups powdered sugar

4 tablespoons warm (105°F to 115°F) water

2 tablespoons meringue powder

1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar

Liquid food color

 *Substitute 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Combine flour, baking soda, ground ginger, cinnamon, baking powder, salt and allspice in bowl; mix well. Set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Place butter, brown sugar and sugar in bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add molasses, egg and ginger root; beat until well mixed. Add flour mixture; beat at low speed until well mixed. Stir in crystallized ginger. Cover; refrigerate at least 1 hour or until firm.

  3. STEP 3

    Heat oven to 350ºF.

  4. STEP 4

    Shape dough into 3/4-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets; flatten slightly with bottom of greased glass.

  5. STEP 5

    Bake 9-11 minutes or until puffed and centers just begin to set. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.

  6. STEP 6

    Combine all royal icing ingredients except food color in bowl. Beat at low speed until moistened. Beat at medium speed 1-3 minutes or until slightly thickened and glossy. (If too thick, add additional tablespoon water).

  7. STEP 7

    Spoon 1/2 cup icing into shallow bowl. (Keep remaining icing covered with damp paper towel.) Place 2 to 3 drops food color in random pattern on icing. Swirl gently with knife to create marbled effect.

  8. STEP 8

    Place waxed paper onto flat surface.

  9. STEP 9

    Gently dip top of cookie into royal icing, letting excess drip onto prepared waxed paper. Quickly turn cookie upright; place onto cooling rack. Let stand until icing is set. Repeat marbleizing and dipping process with 1/2 cup white icing and 2 to 3 drops food color, as necessary.

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