Be Mine Cookies

Diana Hartzler


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

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3 dozen
24 Hr
1 Hr


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

How to Make Be Mine Cookies


  • 1Mix flour, spice powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.
  • 2Chop 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
  • 3Mix ginger goo with dry ingredients to form a dough.
    Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 day
  • 4Preheat 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
  • 5Bake cookies at 325 for 8-10 min
    Let cool
  • 6To 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.
  • 7Dip front of cookies into lighter colored icing
    Then use toothpick to drip on darker icing and swirl

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About Be Mine Cookies

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

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