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I'm looking for a reciepe for cookies like I had at the Christkindlmarkt's last year.  The gingerbread with the chochlate on them.  I would like to make and buy some.   Can you help me?????  

thanks

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HI Maureen:

I went to my Pastry Boss...

Here's what she gave me:

1 c. butter
2/3 c. brown sugar
1/3 c. light corn syrup
2/3 c. honey
1 tsp. grated lemon rind
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
4 to 4 1/2 c. flour, sifted

Cream butter and sugar. Add syrup, honey, lemon rind and vanilla, spices, salt and soda. Add enough flour to make a soft dough. Chill until firm enough to roll. Set oven at 350 degrees. Grease and flour baking sheets. Roll dough 1/8 inch thick. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. Bake for 8 minutes or until puffed and dry. Decorate with Icing (below).
Makes about 100. Easy dough for kids to handle. Don't try to do more than one batch at a time in a mixer.


DECORATING ICING:

1 1/2 c. sifted confectioners sugar
1 egg white
1 tsp. lemon juice
Few drops vanilla extract
Food colorings

Beat sugar, egg white, lemon juice and vanilla together until mixture stands in peaks. If necessary, add a little more sugar or egg white. Cover with a damp cloth when not being used. Divide icing into separate bowls and color. Fill into a baggie. Cut a small hole in one corner through which the icing can be forced. Make nice designs.

She also said you can use any kind of chocolate glaze instead.

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