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Orange Spiced Gingerbread Cookies

Orange Spiced Gingerbread Cookies

Traditional cut-out gingerbread cookies are spiced with grated orange peel for a subtle new taste.

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60 min
Prep Time
03 hrs 30 min
Total Time



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


4 cups powdered sugar

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

2 teaspoons vanilla

3 to 4 tablespoons milk

How to make

  1. STEP 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. STEP 2

    Heat oven to 375°F.

  3. STEP 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. STEP 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..

Nutrition (1 cookie)

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