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Frosted Ginger Cookies Recipe
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Frosted Ginger Cookies Recipe

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My husband and I just built a new house in a small rural community in western New York. I work all day in an office, and I enjoy baking in the evening to relax. The wonderful aroma of these soft delicious cookies in our oven has made our new house smell like home. -Jeanne Matteson, South Dayton, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES: 36 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4-1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • FROSTING:
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch salt

Nutritional Facts

2 cookies equals 226 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 34 mg cholesterol, 200 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in molasses and vanilla; mix well. Combine dry ingredients; gradually add to creamed mixture.
  2. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 325° for 12-15 minutes or until cookies spring back when touched lightly (do not overbake). Remove to wire racks.
  3. For frosting, in a large saucepan, bring the brown sugar, milk and butter to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute. Remove from the heat (mixture will look curdled at first). Cool for 3 minutes. Add confectioners' sugar, vanilla and salt; mix well. Frost warm cookies. Yield: about 6 dozen.
Originally published as Frosted Ginger Cookies in Taste of Home October/November 1995, p29

Nutritional Facts

2 cookies equals 226 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 34 mg cholesterol, 200 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

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Reviewed Feb. 17, 2014

I'm glad I have friends because if I couldn't have given away most of the batch, I would have eaten all the cookies. Plus, they stayed fresh for several days.

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Reviewed Dec. 3, 2013

Can't remember when I made them, it's been at least a year.. and my husband just asked for them again. Definitely a keeper

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Reviewed Mar. 9, 2013

This is right at the "top of the list" favorite cookie I make for my family! Marie Olson,Amboy,MN

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Reviewed Dec. 16, 2012

A family favorite at Christmas time.

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Reviewed Jan. 31, 2012

I was looking for a new cookie recipe for my care packages and goodie baskets, when I came across these cookies. The smell was heavenly and the cookies were soft and sinfully delicious. They were a hit with both kids and adults alike. I used them with and without frosting with great success and cannot keep up with the requests.

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