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Holiday Ginger Cookies

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Land O' Lakes
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Create your own funny shapes with these delicious holiday ginger cookies.

Recipe Prep Time
Prep Time
1 hr 40 min
Recipe Cook Time
Cook Time
Recipe Ready Time
Ready In
2 hrs 50 min
Recipe Servings

1 1/4 cups sugar
1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 Land O Lakes® Egg
3 tablespoons molasses
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt

3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 to 2 tablespoons milk


Combine sugar, butter, egg, molasses and vanilla in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add all remaining cookie ingredients; beat at low speed until well mixed.

Divide dough in half; wrap in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate 1-2 hours or until firm.

Heat oven to 375°F. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface, one-half at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with 4-inch cookie cutter. Place cookies, 1 inch apart, onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 6-9 minutes or until set. Let stand 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to  cooling rack. Cool completely.

Combine powdered sugar, 1/3 cup butter and 1 teaspoon vanilla in bowl. Beat at low speed, adding enough milk for desired spreading consistency.

Decorate cooled cookies with frosting as desired.


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