Frosted Ginger Creams

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Reminiscent of gingersnaps, but not quite, these spicy cookies are the perfect ending to a chilly day. They are softer and more cake like than gingersnaps. For the best flavor, serve with coffee and some great conversation.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 1 hour 20 minutes

Makes: 72 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup vegetable shortening
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup unsulfured molasses
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 cup hot, black coffee
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ground cloves
  • ¼ cup finely chopped crystallized ginger
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. orange juice

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease several baking sheets.
  • Cream sugar and shortening until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each. Stir in molasses. Dissolve baking soda in coffee; stir into egg mixture. Combine flour, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves and stir into egg mixture. Fold in crystallized ginger.
  • Drop by teaspoonful onto baking sheets. Bake 20 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
  • Mix confectioner’s sugar with orange juice. Drizzle cookies with glaze while still warm.

Recipe Information

Makes: 72 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup vegetable shortening
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup unsulfured molasses
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 cup hot, black coffee
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ground cloves
  • ¼ cup finely chopped crystallized ginger
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. orange juice

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease several baking sheets.
  • Cream sugar and shortening until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each. Stir in molasses. Dissolve baking soda in coffee; stir into egg mixture. Combine flour, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves and stir into egg mixture. Fold in crystallized ginger.
  • Drop by teaspoonful onto baking sheets. Bake 20 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
  • Mix confectioner’s sugar with orange juice. Drizzle cookies with glaze while still warm.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories50
Total Fat1.5g
Saturated Fat0.5g
Cholesterol10mg
Sodium20mg
Total Carbohydrate10g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars6g
Protein1g