Lemon Glazed Ginger Cookies

If you’re ready for your home to have that “holiday aroma,” then it’s time to make these yummy lemon glazed ginger cookies.

I found this recipe several years ago in a magazine (Sunset, I think) and it was love at first bite. They are just the right mix of spiced chewiness. Of course, the lemon glaze also balances out the sweetness.

The spices in them permeate as they cook, making the tasty scent spread far past the kitchen. And they are so easy! I’ve made them at least a dozen times and each time they turn out perfectly – gotta love a recipe that’s consistent!  Of course they’re good any time of year, but right now, this will remind you that holidays are not far off.


Lemon Glazed Ginger Cookies
Lemon Glazed Ginger Cookies
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup butter, at room temp
1 egg
3 TB molasses
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp each salt
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1 TB lemon juice
1 cup powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350.  Cream sugar with butter and beat til flufffy.  Add egg and molasses and beat again.  Mix flour, baking soda, and spices and add to butter mixture.  mix well.  Scoop small balls of dough, roll into balls and roll in sugar.  Arrange on baking stone/cookie sheet and bake until golden, about 10 min.  Make the glaze while cookies cool, mixing lemon juice with powdered sugar. Drizzle over the cookies – Yum!

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