We love these frosted ginger cookies' soft texture and bright spice flavor. Frosted ginger cookies are perfect for gifts and Christmas cookie swaps.
1 cup granulated sugar, plus more for rolling cookies
3/4 cup butter, at room temperature
3 tablespoons molasses
2 cups flour, sifted
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon lemon juice
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream 1 cup granulated sugar with butter until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Mix in egg and molasses.
In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and spices. Add to butter mixture and blend well.
Fill a shallow bowl with granulated sugar. Break off walnut-size pieces of dough and roll into balls; roll balls in sugar. Arrange on greased cookie sheets and bake until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Transfer to cooling racks.
Meanwhile, make glaze: Combine powdered sugar with 1 tbsp. water and stir until smooth, then stir in lemon juice. Drizzle glaze over cookies.