Magnolia Lace Trumpets

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 19 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 9 min
  • Yield: 30
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1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup butter

1/3 cup dark corn syrup

3/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1 tablespoon Irish Cream Liqueur, optional

Filling, recipe follows


1 1/2 cups solid shortening (recommended: Crisco)

8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter

1 1/2 cups sugar

1 egg white

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1/2 cup hot milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line a cookie sheet with foil. Lightly grease the foil; set aside (if you don't grease the foil, the cookies will stick and be ruined).
  3. In a medium saucepan combine sugar, butter, and syrup. Cook mixture over low heat until butter melts; remove from heat. Stir together flour and ginger; add dry mixture to butter mixture, mixing well. Stir in Irish Cream, if desired.
  4. Drop batter by rounded teaspoons 3 to 4 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheet. Bake only 2 or 3 cookies at a time because you must work quickly to form the cones before they cool and become brittle.*
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 9 to 10 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown. Quickly invert cookies onto another cookie sheet, and wrap each cookie around the greased handle of a wooden spoon or a metal cone. When cookie is set, slide cookie off spoon or cone; cool on a wire rack. Fill cookies with filling.
  6. To store: Place unfilled cookies in a single layer in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature in a cool, dry place for up to 3 days or freeze unfilled cookies for up to 3 months. Thaw cookies and fill.
  7. *If cookie gets too brittle to roll, run back in the oven for a minute to soften.


  1. Cream together shortening and butter. Add sugar and beat well. Add egg white and vanilla; beat thoroughly. Add hot milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, and beat until creamy. Put into pastry tube with star tip and fill cookies.
  2. Yield: frosting for 30 cookies
  3. Prep Time: 10 minutes
  4. Ease of Preparation: Easy