1/1 Photo of Lemony Ginger Drops
Cindy Lynn's Note:
This is in response to a request on the discussion boards. I haven't tried it myself.
My Private Note
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- 473.18 ml flour, all-purpose
- 4.92 ml baking soda
- 4.92 ml grated lemon, zest of
- 2.46 ml salt
- 2.46 ml ground ginger
- 2.46 ml ground cinnamon
- 1.23 ml ground cloves
- 118.29 ml sugar
- 59.14 ml butter flavor shortening
- 118.29 ml molasses, regular or unsulphured
- 118.29 ml hot water
- 1 large egg
- 1Adjust two racks to divide the oven into thirds.
- 2Preheat the oven to 375 deg.
- 4Lightly grease two baking sheets.
- 5In a medium-size bowl, with a whisk, combine the flour, baking soda, lemon zest, salt, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves until thoroughly mixed.
- 6In a large bowl, with an electric mixer at medium-high speed, beat the sugar, shortening, molasses, water, and egg until creamy, 1 to 2 minutes.
- 7With the mixer at medium-low speed, gradually add the flour mixture, beating just until blended.
- 8Let stand for 5 minutes before dropping by rounded teaspoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheets, spacing the drops about 2 inches apart.
- 9Bake for 8 to 12 minutes until the edges are pale golden brown.
- 10Reverse the baking sheets on the racks and from front to back once during baking.
- 11With a wide turner, immediately transfer the cookies to wire racks to cool completely.
- 12While the cookies are cooling, make the icing.
- 13In a small bowl, beat together the confectioners' sugar, lemon zest, butter, and lemon juice.
- 14Gradually add the milk until the mixture reaches a good spreading consistency.
- 15With a small spatula or a butter spreader, spread thinly over the cooled cookies.
- 16Let set until the icing hardens, about 1 hour.
- 17Store in a tightly covered container, separating the layers with sheets of waxed paper.
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Nutritional Facts for Lemony Ginger Drops
Serving Size: 1 (915 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 80.6
- Calories from Fat 17
- Total Fat 1.9 g
- Saturated Fat 0.6 g
- Cholesterol 6.7 mg
- Sodium 73.7 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 15.0 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
- Sugars 8.6 g
- Protein 0.9 g