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Bake-Off® Contest 41, 2004
Altamonte Springs, Florida

White Chocolate-Ginger Cookies

Refrigerated cookie dough is dressed up with spices and white chocolate in these extra-special bakery-style cookies.

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  • prep time 1 hr 20 min
  • total time 1 hr 20 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 12
 

Ingredients

Cookies

1
roll Pillsbury® refrigerated sugar cookies
1/4
cup packed dark brown sugar
1 1/4
teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4
teaspoon ground ginger
1/4
teaspoon ground nutmeg
2
teaspoons grated orange peel
1
package (6 oz) white chocolate baking bars, coarsely chopped
3/4
cup chopped pecans
1/3
cup finely chopped crystallized ginger*

Glaze

1/2
cup powdered sugar
1/8
teaspoon ground cinnamon
3
to 3 1/2 teaspoons orange juice

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  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Stir or knead in brown sugar, 1 1/4 teaspoons cinnamon, the ginger, nutmeg and orange peel until well blended. Stir in white chocolate baking bars, pecans and crystallized ginger. On ungreased cookie sheets, drop dough by 1/4 cupfuls 3 inches apart.
  • 2 Bake 13 to 17 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
  • 3 In small bowl, mix powdered sugar, 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon and enough orange juice for desired drizzling consistency. Drizzle glaze over cooled cookies. Let stand until glaze is set.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Stir or knead in brown sugar, 1 1/4 teaspoons cinnamon, the ginger, nutmeg and orange peel until well blended. Stir in white chocolate baking bars, pecans and crystallized ginger. On ungreased cookie sheets, drop dough by 1/4 cupfuls 3 inches apart.
  • 2 Bake 13 to 17 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
  • 3 In small bowl, mix powdered sugar, 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon and enough orange juice for desired drizzling consistency. Drizzle glaze over cooled cookies. Let stand until glaze is set.

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*To easily chop crystallized ginger, cut with kitchen scissors into small pieces.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
350
(
Calories from Fat
160),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
17%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
Trans Fat
2g
2%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
120mg
120%;
Total Carbohydrate
46g
46%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
32g
32%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.