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Frosted Ginger Spice Cookies

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Frosted Ginger Spice Cookies #Cookielicious

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.

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. 


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.

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Recipe for Frosted Ginger Spice Cookies

Frosted Ginger Spice Cookies
Deliciously spiced Frosted Ginger Spice Cookies are so much fun to eat and decorate!
4.84 from 6 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 18 mins
Total Time 28 mins
Course Cookies-Bars-Brownies
Cuisine American
Servings 12 -18 cookies


  • 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
  • cup of molasses
  • ¼ cup buttermilk
  • White Frosting storebought or homemade
  • Sprinkles optional


  • In a medium size bowl, mix flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda and salt together.
  • In a large bowl, beat together the butter, sugar and molasses until smooth.
  • Add the buttermilk.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients a little at a time until combined.
  • 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:

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Lightly flour a cutting board and roll the dough out to about a ¼ – ½ inch thick.
  • Cut into any shape you’d like. Place them about an inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake cookies at 375 degrees for 15 minutes or until the cookies are puffy and golden.
  • 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!


Wednesday 2nd of December 2015

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


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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