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

Nancy Bolton-Rawles, Eagle Point, OR
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Credit: Leigh Beisch

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total:
35 mins
Yield:
Makes 40 cookies
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • Note: Nutritional analysis is per cookie.

Nutrition Facts

102 calories; calories from fat 33%; protein 0.8g; fat 3.8g; saturated fat 2.2g; carbohydrates 16g; fiber 0.2g; sodium 98mg; cholesterol 15mg.
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