Frosted Ginger Snaps Recipe

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Kids will love this flavorful frosted treat—one of the all time favorite cookie recipes.
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Servings: makes approximately 4 dozen
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups shortening
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons butter - at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 teaspoons milk - may need more to reach desired consistency
Container: large mixing bowl, cookie sheets,
Directions
PREP
20 mins
COOK
10 mins
READY IN
30 mins
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together the shortening and sugar.
  • Add in the eggs one at a time until well blended.
  • Mix in the soda, molasses, salt, cinnamon, cloves and ginger until all is incorporated.
  • Slowly add the flour to the mixture.
  • Roll the dough into one inch balls and roll each into sugar to coat.
  • Place on cookie sheets two inches apart and bake in a 375° F preheated oven for 10 minutes.
  • Remove cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine the butter, powdered sugar and milk until blended together and smooth.
  • Frost each cookie with the frosting and allow to set.
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