Orange Spiced Gingerbread Cookies

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READY IN: 2hrs 21mins
Recipe by daisygrl64

Traditional cut-out gingerbread cookies are spiced with grated orange peel for a subtle new taste sensation. Makes 4 dozen gingerbread cookies. Land-o-Lakes Cookbook.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. in large mixer bowl combine brown sugar, 1/3 cup butter, molasses, egg and orange peel. beat at medium speed scraping bowl often until smooth and creamy.
  2. add remaining cookie ingredients, reduce speed to low. continue beating scraping bowl often until well mixed.
  3. cover refrigarate at least 2 hours.
  4. heat oven to 375*F.
  5. roll out dough 1/2 at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigarated), on well floured surface to 1/4inch thickness.
  6. cut into 3 to 4 cookie cutters.
  7. place 1inch apart on greased cookie sheet.
  8. bake for 6 to 8 minutes or until no indentation remains when touched.
  9. cool completely.
  10. in small mixer bowl combine all frosting ingredients, beat at low speed, craping bowl often until fluffy.
  11. if desired color frosting with food coloring.
  12. decorate cookies with frosting.

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