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1 cup unsalted butter or margarine, softened
1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
2 Tbsp dark corn syrup
1 1/2 Tbsp grated orange rind
1 Tbsp water
3 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp salt

1 egg white
1 tsp almond extract
confectioners' sugar, as needed (about 2-4 cups)

Cream butter and sugar in large mixer bowl with electric mixer.
Beat in egg until light. Stir in corn syrup, orange rind and water.
Mix flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt. Stir
into butter mixture to form a dough. Divide dough in half. Wrap in
wax paper and refrigerate overnight.

Heat oven to 325 degrees. Have lightly greased baking sheets ready.

Roll out one piece of dough at a time on a lightly floured surface
or between sheets of floured wax paper to 1/8 -inch thickness. Cut
into shapes with cookie cutters. Place on baking sheets, leaving
2 inches between each cookie. Bake until golden, 8 to 10 minutes.
Transfer to wire racks to cool.

For icing, mix egg white and almond extract in small bowl until
frothy. Stir in confectioners' sugar until mixture is a drizzling
consistency. Drizzle over cookies. Let stand until icing sets.
Store covered.

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A great Holiday Cookie, November 27, 2005 - 09:57 PM
Reviewer: Shelley from Springboro, OH
I have made this recipe 2 years now and will make it every year. I had so many people ask me for the recipe. Definitely a great ginger cookie for the Holidays.

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