18 Ingredients
  • For the dough:
  • 1/2 cup (3 1/4 ounces) vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick, 4 ounces) unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups (10 1/2 ounces) sugar
  • 4 ounces (half an 8-once package) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 cups (17 ounces) unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • For the candy centers:
  • 2 cups (14 ounces) sugar
  • 1 cup (11 ounces) light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup (4 ounces) water
  • Food coloring
  • A few drops of strong flavoring of your choice (optional)
Nutrition
371
19% daily value
20 servings
                                       
                                            vegetarian
     

Fat

18% 12

Saturated

27% 5

Trans

- 1

Monounsaturated

- 4

Polyunsaturated

- 2

Carbs

22% 65

Carbs (net)

- 65

Fiber

3% 1

Sugars

- 47

Sugars, added

- 47

Protein

6% 3

Cholesterol

9% 28

Sodium

5% 125

Calcium

1% 15

Magnesium

2% 7

Potassium

1% 41

Iron

7% 1

Zinc

3% 0

Phosphorus

6% 39

Vitamin A

7% 64

Vitamin C

0% 0

Thiamin (B1)

17% 0

Riboflavin (B2)

11% 0

Niacin (B3)

9% 1

Vitamin B6

1% 0

Folate equivalent (total)

18% 72

Folate (food)

- 9

Folic acid

- 37

Vitamin B12

2% 0

Vitamin D

46% 7

Vitamin E

3% 1

Vitamin K

3% 3

Sugar alcohols

- 0

Water

- 18
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