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Frosted Ginger Cookies

Frosted Ginger Cookies

These cookies have a soft texture and bright spice flavor.  You can't eat just one!!

Course Snack
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Calories 102 kcal


  • 1 c. granulated sugar (plus more for rolling the cookies)
  • 3/4 c. butter at room temperature
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 T. molasses
  • 2 c. flour
  • 1 t. baking soda
  • 1 1/2 t. ground ginger
  • 1 t. cinnamon
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1/2 t. ground cloves
  • 1/2 t. ground nutmeg
  • 1 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 t. lemon juice


  1. Preheat oven to 350.

  2. In a large bowl, cream 1 cup of the granulated sugar with the butter until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.

  3. Mix in eggs and molasses.

  4. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda and spices.

  5. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and blend well.

  6. Fill a shallow bowl with granulated sugar.

  7. Break off walnut-size pieces of dough and roll into balls, then roll the balls in the sugar.

  8. Arrange on greased cookie sheets and bake until golden brown, about 10 minutes.

  9. Transfer to cooling racks (or paper towels).

  10. To make the glaze, combine powdered sugar with 1 T. water and stir until smooth, then stir in the lemon juice.

  11. Drizzle the glaze over the cookies.  (I usually spread it over the cookies to get more coverage.)

Recipe Notes

From myrecipes.com