Frosted Ginger Cookies Recipe

Geri's Frosted Ginger Cookies

Butter frosting enhances a timeless molasses-spice drop.

1:25 prep time
36 cookies
252 Ratings



3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup light molasses
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves


3 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla


Heat oven to 350ºF.

Combine 3/4 cup butter, sugar and 1/2 cup brown sugar in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add molasses, eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla; continue beating until smooth. Add all remaining cookie ingredients; beat at low speed until well mixed.

Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes or until cookies spring back when touched lightly in center. (Do not overbake.) Let stand 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.

Place 3 tablespoons brown sugar, milk and 1 tablespoon butter in 2-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 3-4 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil. Remove from heat. Add powdered sugar and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla; beat until well mixed. Cool 5-10 minutes or until mixture reaches desired spreading consistency. Frost cooled cookies.

Recipe Tip

- If frosting thickens, beat in 1 to 2 teaspoons milk.

- This recipe may be easily doubled.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 110

Fat: 4.5g

Cholesterol: 15mg

Sodium: 80mg

Carbohydrates: 18g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #10665B©1999Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

These cookies became an instant hit the first time I made it, with family and friends alike. Only problem now is making enough of them to go around- everyone looks forward to receiving a plate of these when I've been baking!
Are these cookies soft and chewy??
As an experienced cookie-maker, I'd like to say that this is the very best ginger cookie recipe I have ever used. In fact, since I tried this one I will make no other.

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