Frosted Ginger Cookies

Frosted Ginger Cookies are a satisfyingly soft cookie with mellow spice flavors.

Molasses, ginger, nutmeg, cloves and cinnamon meet up in perfect unison making this a favorite family cookie - perfect for any holiday celebration.

Ginger has proven health benefits as a digestive aid as well as providing pain relief with it's anti-inflamatory properties.

It is also known to help increase blood circulation, remove body toxins and act as a skin nourishment.

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Ginger is sometimes used as a food preservative and in it's dried and powdered form is a main ingredient in recipes for common foods like gingerbread, ginger snap cookies and ginger ale.

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Frosted Ginger Cookies Recipe

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup light or dark molasses
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Vanilla Butter Frosting
  1. In a large mixing bowl, with an electric mixer on medium to high speed, beat sugar, shortening, egg, molasses and water until well combined.
  2. Beat in flour, ginger, salt, baking soda, nutmeg, cloves, and cinnamon thoroughly mixed.
  3. Cover dough and refrigerate at least 1 hour.
  4. When you're ready to bake the cookies, preheat oven to 400F degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or set aside ungreased sheets.
  5. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto prepared baking sheets.
  6. Bake for 8 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
  7. Immediately remove cookies from sheets and place on wire racks to cool completely.
  8. Prepare Vanilla Butter Frosting:
    In a small bowl, mix 1/4 cup butter (softened) with 2 cups powdered sugar. Beat in 1 tablespoon milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract until smooth and spreadable.
  9. Frosted cooled cookies with Vanilla Butter Frosting.

This recipe yields about 48 Frosted Ginger Cookies with Vanilla Butter Frosting.

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