Frosted Ginger Cookies

Leigh Beisch
We love these frosted ginger cookies' soft texture and bright spice flavor.  Frosted ginger cookies are perfect for gifts and Christmas cookie swaps.

Yield:

Makes 40 cookies

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Recipe Time

Total: 35 Minutes

Nutritional 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

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

Preparation

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.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per cookie.

Note:

Nancy Bolton-Rawles, Eagle Point, OR,

December 2006