Wishing cookies

Yield: 100 Servings

Measure Ingredient
3¼ cup Flour
1 teaspoon Baking soda
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
¾ teaspoon Ginger
¼ teaspoon Nutmeg
1 cup Butter or margarine
1½ cup Sugar
1 \N Egg
2 tablespoons Molasses
1 tablespoon Water
½ teaspoon Grated orange or lemon peel -Lace Icing---
2 cups Powdered sugar
2 tablespoons Milk or light cream
½ teaspoon Vanilla

Stir together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. In a large mixer bowl beat butter or margarine till softened. Add sugar and beat till fluffy. Add egg, molasses, water and peel ;and beat well. Gradually add flour mixture, beating till well mixed. Cover and chill about 2 hours. Roll dough ⅛" thick. Cut with cookie cutters (star). Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in a 375 degree oven about 8 minutes or till done. Remove and cool. With decorating bag and writing tip pipe on a design with Lace Icing.

Makes about 100. LACE ICING: Stir together 2 cups Sifted Powdered sugar , ½ teaspoon vanilla and enough light cream or milk (about 2 tablespoons) to make icing of piping consistency. If desired, tint with a few drops food coloring. TO MAKE A WISH: Place cookie in the palm of your hand and press in the center with one finger of your other hand. If the cookie breaks into three pieces and you can eat all three without saying a word, you get to make a wish.

NOTES : Notes: From Better Homes & Gardens Homemade Holidays Posted to recipelu-digest Volume 01 Number 288 by "lbrandau" <lbrandau@...> on Nov 22, 1997

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