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10 Drool-inducing Fall Cookie Recipes ...

With the advent of fall approaching, we can start looking for some yummy fall cookie recipes to indulge in with a hot drink or just to have on hand as a treat. Cookies are awesome because they make great gifts; have you ever heard of anyone saying they hate all cookies? Plus they make the perfect ending to a great meal. Check out these 10 excellent fall cookie recipes to add some sweetness to your life!

1. Spicy Ginger Shortbreads

This is a must-try cookie recipe for fall-ginger, pecans and five spice powder together in a cookie sounds heavenly! I also love cookies with a glaze and this fall-themed cookies uses just a touch (you can add a ton if you want) of glaze that perfectly balances the bitter lemon peel in the cookie. The spicy ginger shortbread sounds like a perfect match with a steaming cup of tea!
Ingredients:
¾ cup butter, softened
¼ cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1 egg yolk
1 ¼ cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon five-spice powder
¼ cup finely chopped crystallized ginger
¼ cup finely chopped pecans
1 tablespoon Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
Glaze:
¼ cup white vanilla baking chips
½ cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon water
Directions:
In large bowl, beat butter, granulated sugar, lemon peel and egg yolk with electric mixer on medium speed. Stir in 1 1/4 cups flour and the five-spice powder until dough holds together. Stir in ginger and pecans.

Place dough on smooth surface sprinkled with 1 tablespoon flour. Divide dough in half. Shape each half into 6-inch log. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate 1 hour.

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease cookie sheet with shortening or cooking spray, or line with cooking parchment paper or silicone baking mat. Cut dough into 1/4-inch slices. Place 1 inch apart on cookie sheet.

Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.

In small microwavable bowl, microwave baking chips uncovered on High 30 to 60 seconds, stirring once, until softened and chips can be stirred smooth. Stir in powdered sugar and water. Add additional water, if needed, to achieve glaze consistency. Drizzle glaze over cookies. Let stand until set. Makes 3 dozen cookies.
Source: bettycrocker.com

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