*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                   SOFT GINGER COOKIES WITH ORANGE GLAZE
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Biscuits
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1       c            Buttermilk
    2       ts           Baking soda
      3/4   c            Vegetable oil
    1       c            Sugar
    1       c            Dark molasses
    2                    Eggs
    3 3/4   c            All purpose flour
    1       t            Salt
    2       ts           Ground cinnamon
    1       t            Ground ginger
    1       t            Grated nutmeg
      1/2   ts           Ground allspice
      1/2   ts           Ground cloves
                         -----GLAZE-----
    2       c            Plus 1 Tbsp confectioners
                         -sugar
    1       tb           Butter (very soft)
      1/4   c            Orange juice
    2       ts           Grated orange zest
      1/2   ts           Vanilla extract
            ds           Salt
 
   In a small bowl combine buttermilk and baking soda and
   set aside. They will foam up. In a larger bowl combine
   oil, sugar,molasses and eggs and beat until well mixed
   (about 1 minute). Add the buttermilk mixture and
   blend. Sift together dry ingredients. Slowly add dry
   ingredients to wet mixture. Let mixture stand 15
   minutes.
   
   Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Drop batter by heaping
   tablespoons onto oiled cookie sheet. Bake 8 to 9
   minutes until the top springs back when touched with
   your finger. Do Not overbake. The cookies should be
   quite soft.
   
   While cookies are baking combine glaze ingredients.
   Remove cookies to wax paper lined wire rack. Frost
   while warm with 1/2 tsp of glaze for each cookie. Let
   cool completely. Transfer to trays and place in
   freezer to completely set if neccesary or to freeze
   for storage. Once frozen pack in tins in single layers
   seperated by wax paper. These freeze well.
   
   David Monteith dmonteit@eecs.wsu.edu
  
 
 
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