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Lemon Frosted Ginger Cookies

Lemon Frosted Ginger Cookies

A tangy lemon frosting complements this soft ginger cookie.

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40 min
Prep Time
1 hr 20 min
Total Time



1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1 large Land O Lakes® 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


4 cups powdered sugar

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest

4 to 6 tablespoons milk

Freshly grated lemon zest, if desired

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 375°F.

  2. STEP 2

    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. Add all remaining cookie ingredients. Beat at low speed until well mixed. (Mixture will resemble heavy cake batter.)

  3. STEP 3

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

  4. STEP 4

    Combine powdered sugar, 1/2 cup butter and lemon zest 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 zest, if desired.

Nutrition (1 cookie)

90 Calories
3 Fat (g)
10 Cholesterol (mg)
70 Sodium (mg)
14 Carbohydrates (g)
0 Dietary Fiber
1 Protein (g)
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