Pressed Cookies Ginger Cookies

posted by jenv71 12-18-101 6:08 AM

Ginger Cookie-Press Cookies

2 C flour (all purpose)
1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp salt
1 C unsalted butter (at room temperature)
3/4 C firmly packed golden brown sugar
1 TBSP grated orange zest

Preheat oven to 350.

Sift together the flour, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and salt into a bowl and set aside. Combine the butter, brown sugar and orange zest in a large bowl. Using an electric mixer set on high speed beat until light and fluffy. Reduce the speed to low and add the flour mixture and mix until well blended.

Pack the dough into cookie press. Fit with desired design plate and press the dough out onto ungreased cookie sheets. Spacing the cookies out 1 1/2 inches apart, decorate with colored sugars or sprinkles as desired. Bake until just firm to the touch, about 15 minutes.

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