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Frosted Ginger Cookies

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

Sunset DECEMBER 2006

  • Yield: Makes 40 cookies
  • Total:35 Minutes

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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 102
  • Calories from fat: 33%
  • Protein: 0.8g
  • Fat: 3.8g
  • Saturated fat: 2.2g
  • Carbohydrate: 16g
  • Fiber: 0.2g
  • Sodium: 98mg
  • Cholesterol: 15mg
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