Monday, June 15, 2009

HONEY GINGER BITE-SIZE COOKIES

1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup butter
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
3 tbsp finely chopped crystalized ginger
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 egg, lightly beaten
powdered sugar for rolling

In a small saucepan, combine the honey and butter. Cook and stir the mixture over low heat until melted; remove from heat and pour into a large mixing bowl. Cook mixture to room temperature.

In another bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, ginger, and baking soda. Set aside.

Stir the egg into the honey mixture. Gradually stir or knead in the flour mixture. Cover and chill 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Divide the dough into 12 equal parts. On a lightly floured board, roll each part to a 10-inch rope. Cut into 1/2-inch pieces and place on an ungreased shallow baking pan. Bake 6 to 8 minutes or until tops are lightly browned at 350 degrees. Cool on paper towels. Roll in powdered sugar.

Yield: 240 tiny cookies.

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