Frosted Ginger Cookies

Hello my friends,
We are having gorgeous fall weather lately.  There's just something about this time of year that makes you want to bake.
I was going through one of my kitchen drawers the other day looking for a recipe for a friend when I came across this recipe for Frosted Ginger Cookies.
I'm not sure where or who I got it from.  I've never made them before, but they sounded perfect for this time of year.

Let me tell you, they did not disappoint!  The cookie itself was so soft and chewy and the brown sugar frosting was the perfect addition!

They looked rather yummy fresh out of the oven.

Frosted Ginger Cookies
3/4 c. butter (partially melted)
3/4 c. sugar
1 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
1/3 c. molasses
4-4 1/2 c. flour (I used 4)
1 Tbs. ginger
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. cloves
2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
Oven Temp:  350
In a bowl:  Add butter, sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla.
Cream together for 2-3 minutes.
Add:  eggs and molasses
In a separate bowl:  Add flour (4 cups), ginger, cinnamon, cloves, baking soda, and salt.
Slowly add to butter mixture.  If mixture is too wet, add the other 1/2 cup of flour.
Roll into 1 1/2 " balls
Bake 12-15 min.  (I baked 12)
Let cool on sheet
1 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. butter
1/4 c. milk
Bring to a boil.  Boil until sugar dissolves.  Remove from heat and add 2 tsp. vanilla.  Let cool, but not get cold.  Add 2 cups powdered sugar.
Frost cookie and enjoy!

I will be sharing with these lovely parties:
Cooking and Crafting with J & J


JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Yummmm, those look so tasty - I might have to make some this week. They sound perfect for this time of the year.

R's Rue said...


Sue said...

WOW! these looks so delicious, ginger cookies are my family's favorite. Thanks of sharing.

Linda W. said...

I love ginger! These look beyond wonderful. Thanks for the recipe, I must try it now!

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Looks really yummy. I've pinned it for future baking. Thanks for sharing.

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...


My husband would love these!

And guess what? Clove aids digestion and ginger is supposed to elevate a mood - so these are very HEALTHY cookies!

I think I will try it but make the frosting with my low - glycemic brown sugar so I can eat more of them. : - )

Thanks for the inspiration, Jann!

HUGS!!! ♥

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

oops I didn't mean frosting I meant cookie.

Connie said...

Yum! Got Milk?

Louca por porcelana said...

They look delicious!

Jeanie said...

Ginger cookies might be my VERY favorite -- even more than chocolate, which I can mostly take or leave. These look FABULOUS! Thank you!

happyone said...

Yummy! They sure sound and look good.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

These cookies look so good. Thanks so much for the recipe.

How are you feeling? Take care of yourself.


Jenna H. said...

These look so good! Going to try for sure!
-Jenna <3
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AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

They are perfect for Fall! Yum! I love this kind of frosted cookie. Thanks for the recipe!

Anonymous said...

Jann, oh YUM! Thank you for including the recipe! xo

Rose L said...

These look and sound delicious! Now I just gotta convince someone to bake them for me! Ha ha! I bet they smell and taste delicious, too!

Jess said...

I SO pinned this!! YUM!

I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

What a wonderful recipe! Definitely a fall/holiday sound to these with all of the spice and molasses and that frosting -- wow! I bet I could just eat a bowl of that!

Art and Sand said...

This is the second food related post I have read in 5 minutes. I think I might need to bake today1

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Thanks for sharing this frosted ginger cookie recipe Jann at our Cooking and Crafting with J & J. Have a nice week.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Oh my goodness, I just know I would love these, Jann!! Thanks for the recipe!

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