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Frosted Ginger Spice Cookies

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Cookies! Cookies! Cookies!

This is my favorite time of year. I love the lights, the sounds, the music and most of all, I love the baking.

I love having Christmas music playing, my tree all lit up and the warmth of my kitchen, as I bake and my house fills with the wonderous scents of the season.

These Frosted Ginger Spice Cookies fill my house with the aroma of Christmas everytime we bake them.

I am blessed to be part of such a great group of die-hard foodies, and this year, today we are hosting a very special Cookielicious Exchange Party.

Our party is overflowing with the BEST cookie recipes out there.

Frosted Ginger Spice Cookies #Cookielicious

We have a huge variety of cookies that we bake up at Christmastime, but I love the crispness of these cookies.

There’s the sweet, spicy aroma and flavor – a graham/gingerbread treat that literally melts filling your mouth with spicy goodness.

While we typically use a chocolate frosting, this year we opted for a simple white frosting that lends an extra sweetness to the cookies and allows all of the flavor to shine through. 

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This #Cookielicious party kicks off a month long look into our holiday baking, as I invite you into my kitchen.

I plan to share with you, more cookie recipes than you might know what to do with.

Frosted Ginger Spice Cookies

So what’s your favorite kind of holiday cookie to bake?

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Frosted Ginger Spice Cookies

Frosted Ginger Spice Cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 ¾ cups flour
  • 1 Tablespoon of ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ½ cup of sugar
  • ⅓ cup of molasses
  • ¼ cup buttermilk
  • White Frosting, storebought or homemade
  • Sprinkles, optional

Instructions

  1. In a medium size bowl, mix flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda and salt together.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together the butter, sugar and molasses until smooth.
  3. Add the buttermilk.
  4. Slowly add the dry ingredients a little at a time until combined.
  5. On a piece of plastic wrap or waxed paper, roll the dough flat and wrap the dough. Refrigerate for at least 10 hours.

When ready to make:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Lightly flour a cutting board and roll the dough out to about a ¼ - ½ inch thick.
  3. Cut into any shape you'd like. Place them about an inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  4. Bake cookies at 375 degrees for 15 minutes or until the cookies are puffy and golden.
  5. When cookies are completely cooled, ice with frosting and decorate with sprinkles.

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Sue Lau

Thursday 3rd of December 2015

So pretty and festive!

Monica

Wednesday 2nd of December 2015

How pretty they look. What a great idea to frost them, I bet they are divine.

Tara

Wednesday 2nd of December 2015

Such festive cookies! Definitely perfect for the season.

Sarah | Curious Cuisiniere

Tuesday 1st of December 2015

Most of the time we favor soft cookies, but when it comes to ginger cookies, there's something wonderful about a nice and crisp cookie. Yours look so festive!

Lauren @ Sew You Think You Can Cook

Monday 30th of November 2015

These are so pretty! And I bet the frosting helps cut the "spiciness" too.

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