Total Time
Prep 35 mins
Cook 0 mins

Found this recipe in a sunset magazine. I made them for my Christmas packages. I am glad I gave most of them away because otherwise I'd have eaten all of them within hours! Lot's of praise has been received for my baking skills this year from the recipients. Soft texture, spicy flavor and yummy frosting.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl, cream 1 cup granulated sugar with butter until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Mix in egg and molasses and blend well.
  2. In medium bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, salt and spices. Add butter to mixture and blend well.
  3. Fill a shallow bowl with granulated sugar. Break off walnut-size pieces of dough and roll into balls; roll balls in sugar. Arrange on greased cookie sheets and bake until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Transfer to cooling racks.
  4. Meanwhile, make glaze: Combine powdered sugar with 1 tbsp water and stir until smooth, then stir in lemon juice. Drizzle glaze over cookies and cool until glaze hardens.
Most Helpful

These are fabulous. I didn't have any nutmeg, but otherwise, I followed the recipe. I didn't use the frosting because they were just so good as is.

jane49423 December 06, 2009

These cookies are SO delicious. I highly recommend making them as written! The spices are proportioned perfectly. The second time I made them I used slightly less lemon juice in the frosting and prefered them that way, especially when kids are getting into the cookie jar! My cookies looked exactly like the picture and if this picture doesn't make you hungry for a nice, soft, not too overly spiced cookie, then nothing will! These are a perfect bake sale or for a cookie exchange. Thanks for sharing!

Bev erly February 16, 2009