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Christmas Ginger Strips

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Christmas Ginger Strips are delicious cookies flavoured with the cinnamon, ginger, cloves and black pepper and wonderfully glazed. Try out these amazing Christmas Ginger Strips during Christmas or any time of the year with your family and friends!!
Ingredients
  Butter 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs) (1 ½ sticks sweet butter)
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Egg 1
  Molasses 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  All purpose flour 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Baking soda 2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cinnamon 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground ginger 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cloves 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Black pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Sanding sugar To Taste
Ingredients for glaze:
  Confectionery sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Melted butter 1 Tablespoon
  Milk 1 Tablespoon
  Vanilla 1⁄2 Teaspoon
Directions

MAKING:
1) Begin by whisking all the dry ingredients together in a separate bowl.
2) In a mixer or by hand cream the butter and the sugar, add the egg and the molasses and beat for about 1 minute.
3) Slowly add the flour mixture and mix each time you add more flour mix.
4) Place the finished dough on your work surface, and make 6 even balls of dough,then shape each ball into a 9” log.
5) Preheat the oven at 350 degrees.
6) Place the logs on a cookie sheet (3 logs to a cookie sheet). Flatten the logs slightly with the palm of your hands and brush the tops with water and sprinkle with sanding sugar.
7) Then place the cookies in the refrigerator for about 10 to 15 minutes.
8) Bake in a preheated oven 350 degree oven for about 12 to 15 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool for about 5 minutes,then cut the cookies.
9) On the diagonal and do not separate the cookies until they are completely cooled.
8) Whisk together the ingredients for the glaze to a drizzling consistency.

SERVING:
9) Serve the cookies with the glaze drizzled on top and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Taste: 
Sweet
Method: 
Baked
Occasion: 
Christmas
Ingredient: 
Ginger
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes
Servings: 
12
These ginger strips are spicy, ginger and molasses-y, flavors that make these cookies resemble ginger bread. They are simple to make and are perfect for the holiday season though these cookies are timeless. They are so scrumptious and irresistible that you can barely wait to eat them once out of the oven. They may not last till the guests arrive for Christmas!

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