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from Paula Deen


  • 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
  • Salt


  • 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.
  • Original Filling:
  • 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.
  • Alternate Filling:
  • 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.

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