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Ginger Snap Cookies with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

Katerina | Diethood
Homemade ginger snap cookies topped with a sweet, lemon cream cheese frosting.
Servings : 48 servings
Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr

Ingredients
  

Cookies
  • 1 1/2 sticks of butter , room temperature
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • Sugar for rolling
Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 4 ounces cream cheese (half package), room temperature
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon lemon extract

Instructions
 

  • In a large mixing bowl cream together the butter and both sugars until light and fluffy.
  • Add in the molasses, egg, and vanilla extract; mix until incorporated.
  • In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves.
  • Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix until combined.
  • Cover and chill the dough in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Place the sugar in a bowl.
  • Roll dough into 1-inch balls.
  • Roll the balls in the sugar.
  • Place the dough balls on baking sheet, about 2 inches apart.
  • Flatten each ball with the bottom of a glass.
  • Bake cookies for 12 to 15 minutes, or until dry and firm on top.
  • Cool on a wire rack.
  • Cool completely before frosting.
Frosting
  • Place the cream cheese and the butter in a mixing bowl.
  • Beat until creamy.
  • Gradually add in the powdered sugar; beat until smooth, about 4 minutes.
  • Pour in the vanilla extract and lemon extract; continue to mix until well incorporated.

Nutrition

Calories: 66 kcal | Carbohydrates: 13 g | Protein: 0 g | Fat: 0 g | Saturated Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 6 mg | Sodium: 34 mg | Potassium: 39 mg | Fiber: 0 g | Sugar: 9 g | Vitamin A: 35 IU | Calcium: 10 mg | Iron: 0.4 mg | Net Carbs: 13 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas cookies, ginger cookies recipe, holiday cookies