Lemon Frosted Ginger Cookies

Lemon Frosted Ginger Cookies Recipe
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2 Reviews
A tangy lemon frosting complements this soft ginger cookie.
40 min
Prep Time
1:20
Total Time
48 cookies

Ingredients

Cookie

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

Frosting

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

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 375°F.
  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. Reduce speed to low; add all remaining cookie ingredients. Beat until well mixed. (Mixture will resemble heavy cake batter.)
  3. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto greased cookie sheets. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until set. Cool completely.
  4. 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.

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

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

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

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!

Rating

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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