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Gingerbread Sugar Cookies

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Light and airy sugar cookies with a rich maple glaze. A must make for treat the holidays! 


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tsp gingerbread spice
  • 1 cup Crisco All-Vegetable Shortening (one stick)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2-4 tablespoons milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Glaze

  • 1 ounce cream cheese softened
  • 2 tablespoons butter flavored Crisco Vegetable Shortening
  • 1 teaspoon maple extract
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2-3 cups powdered sugar
  • sprinkles optional
  • Instructions

    For the Cookies

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl whisk flour, baking powder, and salt. 
  • With an electric mixer, in a large bowl cream together shortening and sugar until light and fluffy (about 3 minutes on high speed). Blend in egg, 2 milk, and vanilla. Gradually blend in flour mixture. (Dough will be somewhat crumbly)
  • Roll out half of the dough on a pastry board to 1/2 inch thickness. Use cookie cutters to cut out cookies, then place on a large baking sheet 2-inches apart. 
  • Bake in preheated oven for about 6-8 minutes (Cookies should start to brown just around the edges). Allow to cool completely on baking sheet. 
  • For the Glaze

  • Cream together cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy. Mix in maple extract and salt. Gradually mix in powdered sugar until incorporated and cream until completely smooth. 
  • Dip cookies in the glaze, then set on a cooling rack. Decorating with sprinkles if desired, then allow glaze to set up for about 15-25 minutes (not necessary but recommended!)
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