Delicious Christmas - Kahlua Gingerbread Cutouts

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 tablespoons Kahlua
  • 2 1/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

Cooking Instructions :

  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Cream shortening, butter and sugars together.
  • Beat in egg until fluffy. Stir in molasses and Kahlua. Sift together flour, soda, salt, and spices.
  • Mix well into creamed mixture. Divide dough into fourths. Cover and chill 2 hours.
  • On well-floured board, roll out each portion of dough to 3/8" thickness, keeping the other dough
  • refrigerated until use.
  • Cut with cookie cutters and place on lightly greased cookie sheet.
  • Bake about 8 minutes. Let cool one minute then remove to wire rack to cool completely.
  • Decorate with Kahlua Frosting.

Kahlua Frosting
  • 1 pound powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup Kahlua
  • 3 tablespoons shortening
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons light corn syrup
  • food coloring
Cooking Instructions :
  • In a large bowl mix all ingredients, except for food coloring, until smooth.
  • If you want to use different colors for your decorating, divide the frosting and tint each portion with food coloring, as desired.
  • Decorate cookies using a pastry bag and decorators tips.
  • If you want a spread able frosting, use an additional 1 to 2 tablespoons of Kahlua in the recipe.
Note:Makes about 24



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