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Ginger Snap Cookies with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

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WW Freestyle: 5
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time1 hr
Servings: 48
Calories: 66



  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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 Facts
Ginger Snap Cookies with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting
Amount Per Serving
Calories 66
% Daily Value*
Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 34mg1%
Potassium 39mg1%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 0g0%
Vitamin A 35IU1%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.