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Molasses and Ginger Stars

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Active Time:  15 Minutes
Total Time:  3 Hours 25 Minutes
  Makes about 60 cookies
These spicy, crisp cookies are a perfect autumn sweet. Look for crystallized (candied) ginger among the other spices at your supermarket, or at a gourmet specialty store.
RECIPE INGREDIENTS
For the Dough:
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon very finely chopped crystallized ginger or 1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup molasses
1/3 cup milk
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
For the Icing:
3 cups sifted powdered sugar
2 to 3 tablespoons milk
Finely chopped crystallized ginger (optional)
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DIRECTIONS
FOR THE DOUGH:
In a large mixing bowl beat butter or margarine with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add the brown sugar, crystallized or ground ginger, and baking soda; beat till combined. Beat in molasses and milk. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with a mixer. Stir in any remaining flour with a wooden spoon. Divide dough in half. Cover and chill for 3 hours, or till easy to handle.


On a lightly floured surface, roll each half of dough to a 1/4-inch thickness. Using a 2-inch star cutter, cut dough into star shapes. Place cookies 1 inch apart on greased cookie sheets.


Bake in a preheated 375 degrees F oven for about 7 to 9 minutes, or till edges are firm. Remove cookies and cool on a rack.


FOR THE ICING:
In a medium mixing bowl stir together the powdered sugar and enough of the milk to make an icing of drizzling consistency. Drizzle icing over cookies. If desired, decorate with additional crystallized ginger.


Recipe reprinted by permission of Weldon Owen. All rights reserved.
Date Added: 01/01/2008
Nutrition Facts per Serving
Yield:   Makes about 60 cookies
Calories: 91
Fat. Total: 3g
Protein: 1g
Carbohydrates, Total: 15g
Sodium: 14mg
% Cal. from Fat: 30%
Cholesterol: 8mg
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Rating: 5
by: kim Reviewed: 12/08/2009
delicious and easy
I always like to try new recipes and this one was no exception. They were quick to mix up but time consuming to bake and cut out so I only made half the batch and the next night made the rest of them. They loved them at work and the crystalized ginger on top of the icing just made them so yummy. I was happy to have another recipe to use crystalized ginger which I love. I will definately make them again. Thank you again for another good recipe!
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