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Frosted Ginger Cookies

Leigh Beisch
Total time 35 mins
Yield Makes 40 cookies
We love these frosted ginger cookies' soft texture and bright spice flavor.  Frosted ginger cookies are perfect for gifts and Christmas cookie swaps.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup granulated sugar, plus more for rolling cookies
  • 3/4 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • 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

Nutrition Information

  • calories 102
  • caloriesfromfat 33 %
  • protein 0.8 g
  • fat 3.8 g
  • satfat 2.2 g
  • carbohydrate 16 g
  • fiber 0.2 g
  • sodium 98 mg
  • cholesterol 15 mg

How to Make It

  1. 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.

  2. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and spices. Add to butter mixture and blend well.

  3. 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.

  4. Meanwhile, make glaze: Combine powdered sugar with 1 tbsp. water and stir until smooth, then stir in lemon juice. Drizzle glaze over cookies.

  5. Note: Nutritional analysis is per cookie.