Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Cookie Recipe #171-Light Ginger Hammers and Saws
Today is my Dad's 75th birthday, so to celebrate I made him some tools (not to be used in the garage). These have a slightly spicy taste and can be cut out in any shape.
Ingredients: 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 cup butter, softened, 1 tablespoon vinegar, 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, 1 1/2 - 2 teaspoons ground ginger, 3/4 teaspoon baking soda, 1/4 teaspoon salt. Frosting: 2 cups powdered sugar, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, 2 tablespoons cream or milk.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix powdered sugar, butter and vinegar. Stir in remaining ingredients. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough out to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut out with flour-dipped cutters and place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake until light brown, 6-8 minutes.
Allow to cool on baking sheet for one minute before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.
Make frosting as follows: Beat 2 cups powdered sugar, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and 2 tablespoons cream or milk until smooth and of spreading consistency. Tint with food coloring, if desired. Spread frosting on each cookie and top with raw sugar or sprinkles (optional).
"Betty Crocker's Cookie Book", Golden Press, New York, 1981.