Cookies, Wishing

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Ethnicity
American  
Base Type
Grain  
Course
Dessert  
Preparation Time
10-30 Minutes  
Difficulty
Easy  
Serving Size
Refresh / Double it
Comments
From Aunt Bonnie Reble "If you break the cookie into three pieces and eat without talking, your wish comes true."  
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Last Modified
2012-08-30  
User
Joyce McGuire



Ingredients
                
1 c
soft butter, unsalted

1 ea
egg

1 T
water

3 1/4 c
flour, all purpose

1 t
ground cinnamon

1/4 t
nutmeg

1/2 t
vanilla extract

1 1/2 c
sugar

2 T
molasses

1 t
or less, to taste Orange peel

1 t
baking soda

1/2 t
ginger, powdered


Directions
Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add egg, molasses, water and orange peel; mix well.

Combine dry ingredients and add to creamed mixture, beating well after each addition.

Cover and chill 2 hours.

On lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/8 inch.  Cut into desired shapes and place on ungreased baking sheet.

Bake 375 for 6-8 minutes till lightly brown.  Cool on wire racks.

For icing, combine 1 cup confectionery sugar with 1 or 2 Tbl milk to a drizzling consistency.  Ice as desired.