Ginger Cream Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. cloves
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

 

    Instructions

    Normally I double or triple this recipe because they go fast at our house!

    Mix sugar and shortening together. Add egg, molasses and water. In a separate bowl, combine all dry ingredients. Add dry ingredients to the molasses mixture and mix well until combined. Refrigerate dough for at least 1 hour.

    Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Drop dough onto silpat and bake for approx. 8 minutes. Once cookies have cooled, add the frosting to each with your pastry bag.

    Frosting:

    • 1/4 cup softened butter
    • 2 cups powdered sugar
    • 1 tablespoon milk or heavy cream
    • 1 tsp. vanilla

     

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