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       Title: 1991 3rd Place: Christmas Ginger Cookies
  Categories: Cookies, Holiday
       Yield: 96 servings
  
       1 c  Unsalted butter or
            Margarine, softened
   1 1/4 c  Granulated sugar
       1    Egg
       2 tb Dark corn syrup
   1 1/2 tb Grated orange rind
       1 tb Water
   3 1/4 c  All-purpose flour
       2 ts Baking soda
       2 ts Cinnamon
       1 ts Ground ginger
     1/2 ts Ground cloves
     1/4 ts Salt
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       1    Egg white
       1 ts Almond extract
            Confectioners' sugar, as
            Needed (about 2-4 cups)
  
     Preparation time: 30 minutes Chilling time: Overnight Cooking time: 10
     minutes
   
      1. Cream butter and sugar in large mixer bowl with electric mixer.
     Beat in egg until light. Stir in corn syrup, orange rind and water.
     Mix flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt. Stir into
     butter mixture to form a dough. Divide dough in half. Wrap in wax
     paper and refrigerate overnight.
   
      2. Heat oven to 325 degrees. Have lightly greased baking sheets
     ready.
   
      3. Roll out one piece of dough at a time on a lightly floured
     surface or between sheets of floured wax paper to 1/8 -inch
     thickness. Cut into shapes with cookie cutters. Place on baking
     sheets, leaving 2 inches between each cookie. Bake until golden, 8 to
     10 minutes. Transfer to wire racks to cool.
   
      4. For icing, mix egg white and almond extract in small bowl until
     frothy. Stir in confectioners' sugar until mixture is a drizzling
     consistency. Drizzle over cookies. Let stand until icing sets. Store
     covered.
   
      Note: This recipe uses raw egg white. Cases of salmonella poisoning
     have been traced to raw eggs, although this is rare and usually
     associated with the yolks.
   
      These orange-flavored ginger cookies captured third place for Janis
     C. Peterson of Geneva, Illinois. The rolled, cutout cookies are easy
     to bake, have a delicious combination of fresh tastes and are sure to
     bring pleasure to the recipients. from the Chicago Tribune fourth
     annual Food Guide Holiday Cookie Contest December 5, 1991
  
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