Orange Bourbon Ginger Cookies

Total Time:
1 hr 15 min
30 min
45 min

2 dozen cookies

  • 1 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 egg yolk plus 1 egg, whisked
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange liqueur
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt
  • 3 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • Powdered sugar, optional
  • Eggnog, for serving
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and prepare 3 cookie sheets with silicone mats or nonstick sprayed parchment paper.

  • In a mixer with a whisk attachment, mix shortening and egg yolk for 3 to 4 minutes or until airy. Then add sugar, orange liquor, bourbon and salt, mixing again for 2 to 3 minutes until well mixed. Remove from mixer. Then in a bowl, combine flour and baking soda, whisking until well mixed. Once flour/baking soda is mixed, add sugar/shortening and mix well until all flour has been evenly mixed into sugar liquid. After mixing, allow mixture to sit in refrigerator for 10 to 15 minutes.

  • After cooling, roll dough out to 1/4-inch thickness with a rolling pin on a clean flour counter. Cut into desired cookie shapes, then repeat process until all dough is cut. Next, place cookies on prepared cookie sheets 3 to 4 inches apart.

  • Finally blend cinnamon, ginger, and brown sugar in a small bowl until well mixed. Then brush cookie with the whisked egg and finish with topping, spreading evenly. Then bake for about 15 minutes or until done.

  • Finish with powdered sugar, serve with eggnog and enjoy.

  • From Food Network Kitchen: To ensure the best results, this recipe has been altered from what was originally published.

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