Be Mine Cookies

Diana Hartzler

By
@2CoolKitchen

The dough is easier to cut and move when it is cold and well floured.


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Serves:

3 dozen

Prep:

24 Hr

Cook:

1 Hr

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

2 c
flour
2 tsp
chinese five spice powder
1 1/2 tsp
baking soda
1/4 tsp
salt
3 Tbsp
fresh ginger root
1 c
sugar
1/4 c
maple syrup
12 Tbsp
butter flavor shortening
3
egg
3 c
powered sugar
1 tsp
lemon juice
bright pink food coloring

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Mix flour, spice powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.
2
Chop ginger root into small pieces
Melt the butter flavored shortning
In a blender, mix ginger, sugar, syrup, shortning, and one of the eggs until smooth
3
Mix ginger goo with dry ingredients to form a dough.
Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 day
4
Preheat oven to 325
Place parchment paper on your cookie sheet
On very well floured surface roll out the dough (do in small batches, keeping the remainder if the refrigerator)
Use heart shaped cookie cutter to cut out the cookies
5
Bake cookies at 325 for 8-10 min
Let cool
6
To make icing: Mix powered sugar, 2 egg whites, and lemon juice. It should be fairly runny.

Divide into separate bowls for different colors
Mix in food coloring to desired shade of lovely pink.
7
Dip front of cookies into lighter colored icing
Then use toothpick to drip on darker icing and swirl

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Spice/Herb/Seasoning
Regional Style: American
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