Lemon Frosted Ginger Cookies Recipe

Lemon Frosted Ginger Cookies

A tangy lemon frosting complements this soft ginger cookie.

40 min.prep time 1:20total time
4 dozen cookies
2 Ratings

Ingredients

Cookie

1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
1 egg
1/2 cup mild molasses
1/2 cup hot water
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

Frosting

4 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon peel
4 to 6 tablespoons milk
Freshly grated lemon peel, if desired

Directions

Heat oven to 375°F. Combine sugar, 1/2 cup butter and egg in large bowl. Beat at medium speed until well mixed. Add molasses and water. Beat until well mixed. Reduce speed to low; add all remaining cookie ingredients. Beat until well mixed. (Mixture will resemble heavy cake batter.)

Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto greased cookie sheets. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until set. Cool completely.

Combine powdered sugar, 1/2 cup butter and lemon peel in small bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often and gradually adding enough milk for desired frosting consistency. Frost cooled cookies. Sprinkle with lemon peel, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 90

Fat: 3g

Cholesterol: 10mg

Sodium: 70mg

Carbohydrates: 14g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #9894©1997Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I have searched for thirty plus years for this recipe. My great aunt make these cookies when I was a child and I could never find the recipe. They are just as I remember them!
Fabulous! Made this with my 4 1/2 year old son - he had a great time with every step, from running the mixer he's a pro to zesting his first lemon. Recipe is very clear, easy to make and follow without changing anything. Made exactly 4 dozen.

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