Orange Spiced Gingerbread Cookies

Orange Spice Gingerbread Cookies Recipe
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2 Reviews
Traditional cut-out gingerbread cookies are spiced with grated orange peel for a subtle new taste.
60 min
Prep Time
3:30
Total Time
48 cookies

Ingredients

Cookie

2/3 cup
light molasses
1/3 cup
firmly packed brown sugar
1/3 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1
large Land O Lakes® Egg
2 teaspoons
freshly grated orange zest
2 3/4 cups
all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon
ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon
baking soda
1/2 teaspoon
salt

Frosting

4 cups
powdered sugar
1/2 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
2 teaspoons
vanilla
3 to 4 tablespoons
milk

Directions

  1. Combine molasses, brown sugar, 1/3 cup butter, egg and orange zest in bowl. Beat at medium speed until smooth and creamy. Add all remaining cookie ingredients; beat at low speed until well mixed. Cover; refrigerate 2 hours or until firm.
  2. Heat oven to 375°F.
  3. Roll out dough on well-floured surface, one-half at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with 3 to 4-inch cookie cutters. Place 1 inch apart onto greased cookie sheets. Bake 6-8 minutes or until no indentation remains when touched. Cool completely.
  4. Combine powdered sugar, 1/2 cup butter and vanilla in bowl. Beat at low speed, adding enough milk for desired spreading consistency. If desired, tint frosting with food color. Decorate cooled cookies with frosting..

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories
100
Cholesterol
15mg
Carbohydrates
18g
Protein
1g
Fat
3g
Sodium
70mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

I have been using variations on this recipe for years. I make a double batch, but I use a dark molasses combined with equal parts orange blossom honey and golden syrup. I also use a dash of orange flower water in the frosting. The scent is HEAVENLY.

Rating

however. add a teaspoon of baking POWDER and the cookies will be soft. I love gingerbread cookies, I make them small, place in a small plastic bag and hang on the Christmas tree!!!

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