Honey-Orange-Ginger Cookies

Honey-Orange-Ginger Cookies Recipe
Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham
From the Kitchen of Ellie Leese, Murfreesboro, TN

"I brought these to my Girl's Gourmet group last year for our cookie challenge. They were a hit! The orange and ginger give them extra zing."

Yield:

Makes about 4 dozen

Recipe from

Southern Living

Ingredients

2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup honey
1 teaspoon orange extract
1 large egg
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon orange zest
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350°. Beat sugar and butter at medium speed with a heavy-duty electric stand mixer until creamy. Add honey, orange extract, and egg, beating until blended. Stir together flour, orange zest, ground ginger, baking soda, and baking powder; gradually add to sugar mixture, beating until blended. Cover and chill 30 minutes to 1 hour. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll in sugar. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets, and slightly flatten each with bottom of a glass. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely on wire racks (about 20 minutes).

Ellie Leese, Murfreesboro, TN,

Southern Living

December 2012
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