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Christmas Cookies ~ Holiday Ginger Cookies

We are still thinking Christmas in July here and have some simply decorated but beautiful Christmas Cookies for today. This Holiday Ginger Cookie is a delicious spiced cookie that can be made into little cookie sandwiches or decorated individually.  

The spiced cookie and royal icing come together for just the right amount of sweet.

Christmas Cookies ~ Holiday Ginger Cookies


Christmas Cookies ~ Holiday Ginger Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg at room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

In bowl of stand mixer, combine softened butter and light brown sugar.  Blend on medium for 2 minutes until mixture is fluffy.

Add egg and vanilla to butter mixture and continue mixing on medium until very smooth.

Mix dry ingredients together in a separate bowl and gradually add the cream mixture at low speed until completely combined.

Drop cookie dough by heaping tablespoons onto non stick cookie sheets.  Cookies should be spaced 2 1/2″-3″ apart.

Bake in preheated oven for 11-13 minutes.  Remove from oven and cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.  Allow cookies to cool completely before decorating.

There are many ways to enjoy these Christmas Cookies.  They are delicious plain or decorated with a royal icing or made into sandwich cookies with an icing in between.  I decorated some single cookies and made a few into sandwich cookies.

For the sandwich cookies, a buttercream or maple cream cheese frosting makes a great filling!

To decorate the cookies as shown, fill a piping bag fitted with a small decorating tip with white royal icing, red royal icing, and green.  Pipe thin white flowers or other designs onto the cookies.  Add holly leaves and berries to give the cookies extra color.  Thin a small amount of white royal icing with water and coat some of the cookies as shown.

Christmas Cookies - Frosted Ginger Cookie

Though there is not a lot of detail to these cookies or time involved, they are beautiful and everyone will enjoy!

Yield: 24 cookies

Holiday Ginger Cookies

Holiday Ginger Cookies

Spiced ginger cookie with royal icing decorations.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg at room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. In bowl of stand mixer, combine softened butter and light brown sugar. Blend on medium for 2 minutes until mixture is fluffy.
  3. Add egg and vanilla to butter mixture and continue mixing on medium until very smooth.
  4. Mix dry ingredients together in a separate bowl and gradually add the cream mixture at low speed until completely combined.
  5. Drop cookie dough by heaping tablespoons onto non stick cookie sheets. Cookies should be spaced 2 1/2"-3" apart.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 11-13 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to cooling rack. Allow cookies to cool completely before decorating.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 88Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 59mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 0gSugar: 6gProtein: 1g

What are your favorite Christmas Cookies?

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Kimberly Lewis

Monday 11th of August 2014

Looks incredible! Pinned. Lou Lou Girls

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Sunday 10th of August 2014

Thanks for coming and linking up at #The Weekend Social. Please be sure to come back next week starting Thursdays at 9PM EST on KitchenDreaming.com ! I hope to see you there!

Audrey

Friday 8th of August 2014

these are simply gorgeous!

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Friday 8th of August 2014

I could eat gingerbread anytime! Thanks Janel for sharing at Foodie Friends Friday!

Cynthia

Thursday 7th of August 2014

Yum! These make me wish I had a plateful of cookies and a mug of hot chocolate. The icing is so lovely. Thank you for linking at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you again next week.