Sunday, November 24, 2013

Turkey Ginger Cookies

-3c flour
-1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
-1 Tablespoon + 1 teaspoon ginger
-Cinnamon  and nutmeg to taste
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-1 medium white sweet potato, peeled, heated, and mashed
-1/4c butter, melted and mashed into the sweet potato
-1/2 c dark, wildflower honey
-1c white sugar
-1 Tablespoon lemon juice
-1 teaspoon vanilla
-1 egg

-1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
-1 bag white chocolate chips
-handful of blackberries

-In a small bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. 
-In a large bowl, combine the sweet potato mixture, honey, and white sugar. Blend in lemon juice and vanilla. Beat in egg. 
-Slowly mix in the dry ingredients until it forms a dough. 
On a floured surface, roll out the dough until it's around 1/4" thick. Cut into the shape of handprint turkeys. 
-Bake at 375F for 5 minutes. 

-Put chocolate chips in one microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for one minute. Stir. Microwave for another fifteen seconds. Stir. Repeat until all the chocolate is melted. In another bowl, crush the berries and melt the white chocolate into them using the same method. 

-Draw lines of the chocolate across the turkey feathers. Drag a toothpick down each feather. 
-Let cookies sit out for the chocolate to set. 

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