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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Orange Ginger Cookies with White Chocolate Drizzle

Spice cookies just scream holidays. We loved these Ginger Spice Cookies from Paula Deen so when we saw a Christmas version we thought it would make the perfect addition to our holiday cookies. Julia had the idea of drizzling the white chocolate. Don't they look pretty?

Orange Spice Cookies with White Chocolate Drizzle
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3/4 C Butter flavored Crisco

*1 C sugar, plus more for rolling

1 large egg

1/4 C molasses

2 C flour

2 t baking soda

1 t ground cinnamon

1 t ground ginger

1/2 t ground cloves

1/2 t salt

Zest from 3 large oranges

White Chocolate for dipping or drizzling

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or a silpat. With an electric mixer, combine shortening and sugar and cream until light and fluffy (about 2 minutes). Add the egg and the molasses and beat until completely incorporated. Add orange zest.Sift or whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt and then add to the mixture. Stir until combined. Roll the dough into 1 inch balls and roll in sugar. Place on cookie sheets.Bake for 8-10 minutes or until just set around the edges and you start to see cracks. Don't over bake! You want to keep them nice and chewy-soft in the middle They'll puff up while they're baking and as they cool they'll flatten. Melt some white chocolate. You can use white chocolate chips, melting in the microwave in 30 second intervals until melted and smooth. Take the cooled cookies and dip the edges in the chocolate; shake in the air a bit to let excess chocolate drip off or after you have melted chocolate, place in plastic baggie with tiny whole cut in corner. drizzle on cookies. Lay the cookies on waxed paper or parchment until the chocolate is hardened.

Posted by: Sallie & Julia

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Melody said...

They are deliciously tempting!!!! Great job!

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