Frosted Ginger Cookies
Leigh Beisch
Yields Makes 40 cookies Total Time 35 mins
AuthorNancy Bolton-Rawles, Eagle Point, OR,
We love these frosted ginger cookies' soft texture and bright spice flavor.  Frosted ginger cookies are perfect for gifts and Christmas cookie swaps.

How to Make It

Step 1
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.

Step 2
2

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

Step 3
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.

Step 4
4

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

Step 5
5

Note: Nutritional analysis is per cookie.

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

Directions

Step 1
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.

Step 2
2

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

Step 3
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.

Step 4
4

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

Step 5
5

Note: Nutritional analysis is per cookie.

Frosted Ginger Cookies