Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Twelve Baked Goods of Christmas - Recipe 10: Ginger Peppermint Cookies

Ingredients:

1 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup shortening
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 cup crushed candy cane
granulated (white) sugar


Instructions:

Preheat oven to 375ºF.

Cream brown sugar, shortening, vanilla, and egg. Stir in ginger, flour, baking soda, and salt. Fold in crushed candy cane.

Shape dough into one-inch balls. Roll in granulated (white) sugar before placing on cookie sheet (I always spray my cookie sheet with cooking spray). Flatten with fork or flat-bottomed glass, greased and dipped in granulated sugar.

Bake 8-10 minutes. Remove to cooling rack.

Enjoy!

Lindsay Below writes young adult and middle grade fiction. Her young adult science-fiction novel, Lurkers is due for release from MuseItUp on July 1st, 2011, followed shortly by her middle grade novel, Same Old Lie. Visit her online at www.lbelow.net

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