Orange Spiced Gingerbread Cookies

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READY IN: 2hrs 21mins
YIELD: 4 dozen
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

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