MAGNOLIA LACE TRUMPETS
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 stick butter
- 1/3 cup dark corn syrup
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 tablespoon Irish cream liqueur, optional
- Cream Cheese Filling, recipe follows
- Original Filling:
- 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
- Alternate Filling:
- Chocolate Cream Cheese Filling
- 1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
- 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Line a cookie sheet with foil.
In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, butter, and corn 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 liqueur, if desired.
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.
Bake in 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.
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.
If cookie gets too brittle to roll, run back in the oven for 1 minute to soften.
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.
Chocolate Cream Cheese Filling
Soften cream cheese in milk.
Add sugar, 1 cup at a time, blending after each addition.
Add melted chocolate and salt.
Beat until smooth. Put into pastry tube with star tip and fill cookies.