Chocolate Ginger Cookies

December 23, 2005

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Chocolate Ginger Cookies
Makes 48 Cut-out Cookies
3 cups flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
2/3 cup shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup dark corn syrup
1/4 cup milk
1 egg white
1 tablespoon water
In a med. mixing bowl combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, ginger, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and cloves.In a large mixing bowl beat shortening with an electric mixer on med. speed for 30 sec. Add sugar and beat until fluffy. add whole egg, corn syrup and milk; beat well. beat in flour mixture, stirring in last part with a wooden spoon until well mixed. Divide dough in half. Cover and refrigerate about 1 hour or until easy to handle.On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion of the dough 1/8″ thick. Cut with 3-4″ cookie cutters. Place on a greased cookie sheet.

Combine the egg white and water; brush on cookie cutouts.

Bake 375 degrees for 5-7 min. or until lightly puffed and set. Cool thoroughly on a wire rack. Pipe on decorator icing.


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