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be mine cookies

Recipe by
Diana Hartzler
Kansas City, MO

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

yield 3 dozen
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For be mine cookies

  • 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
  • 3 c
    powered sugar
  • 1 tsp
    lemon juice
  • bright pink food coloring

How To Make be mine cookies

  • 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