Ginger/Lemon Slices

Base dough:
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) Challenge Butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
For Ginger portion:
  • ¾ teaspoon ginger
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons molasses
For Lemon Portion:
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped or grated lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

Line the bottom and sides of a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan with waxed paper. Cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg and corn syrup. Whisk together flour, ½ teaspoon ginger, salt and baking soda. Stir flour mixture into creamed butter mixture until well blended. Divide dough in half. To one half add ¾ teaspoon ginger, cinnamon and molasses and blend well. To the other half blend in lemon juice and lemon peel. Spread ginger mixture evenly in prepared pan. Spread the lemon mixture evenly over the ginger mixture. Cover and place in the freezer until firm. (Dough can be prepared days or weeks in advance and kept frozen before slicing and baking).

Preheat oven to 375°F. Turn dough out of pan and remove waxed paper. Cut dough in thirds length-wise; cut each third crosswise into ¼-inch slices. Place slices ¾-inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned at edges. Transfer cookies to wire racks; let cool. Store in airtight container.

Yield: about 7 dozen cookies

Source: Challenge Package recipe developed by Challenge Home Economist.


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These are my favorite cookies ever. They are fun and easy to make, plus they are so delicious!