Geri's Frosted Ginger Cookies

Frosted Ginger Cookies Recipe
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2 Reviews
Butter frosting enhances a timeless molasses-spice drop.
1:25
Prep Time
2:00
Total Time
36 cookies

Ingredients

Cookie

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
large Land O Lakes® Egg
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

Frosting

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

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350ºF.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 Tips

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

- This recipe may be easily doubled.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories
110
Cholesterol
15mg
Carbohydrates
18g
Protein
1g
Fat
4.5g
Sodium
80mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

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!

Rating

Are these cookies soft and chewy??

Rating

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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