Almond Ginger Cookies Recipe
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Almond Ginger Cookies Recipe

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Think outside the box this season and enjoy these traditional Chinese cookies paired with a memorable tale of young love. In his book Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, author Jamie Ford introduces us to a Chinese boy and Japanese girl unfolding the mysteries of love and life in the 1940s.—
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:42 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 42 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup crystallized ginger, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 58 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 20 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream the shortening, brown sugar and 1/2 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and extract. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in ginger.
  2. Shape into 1-in. balls. Roll in remaining sugar. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten with the bottom of a glass. Press an almond slice into the center of each cookie.
  3. Bake at 350° for 9-11 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 3-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Almond Ginger Cookies in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2012, p167

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 58 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 20 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

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