Ginger Cookies with Orange Buttercream

Cookies | December 13, 2016 | By

YUM! Soft, thick and gingery cookies with a luscious orange buttercream icing! Perfect holiday cookies!

Ingredients:
Makes 3 1/2 – 4 dozen cookies

  • 2 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp of baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 – 1/2 tsp of ginger
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1 tsp of allspice
  • 1 1/2 sticks of soft butter
  • 1 cup of light brown sugar
  • 2 Tbs of molasses
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup of sour creamIcing:
  • 2 – 1/2 cups of powdered sugar
  • 2 – 3 Tbs or orange juice
  • 1 tsp of orange zest
  • 1 tsp of vanilla
  • 5 Tbs of softened butter

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375°

Start by sifting together the flour, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon and allspice.Then, using an electric mixer, beat the butter until creamy, add in the brown sugar and beat well.Next, beat in the molasses and then the egg.Now on low speed, add in the flour mixture alternatively with the sour cream, scraping the bowl down with a spatula, beat until well combined and smooth. Drop by rounded teaspoon onto a parchment line baking sheet and with dampened fingers, shape into smooth rounds.
Bake for 12 – 14 minutes.While cookies are baking, make the icing. Just add the powdered sugar, orange juice, orange zest, vanilla and butter to a large bowl and beat until smooth.
Ice the cooled cookies and put the coffee on!

 

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