Iced Ginger Cookies and happy hearts is how the holiday starts. Wait until you try these cookies, y’all! The warm spices, including cinnamon, ginger, clove, and nutmeg combined with molasses, butter, and sugar are what holiday dreams are made of. Drizzled in the end with vanilla infused icing, these cookies are virtually irresistible, especially during the holiday season.
If you are joining me from, Life Love Larson, welcome! I am so excited to be joining five incredibly talented bloggers sharing Christmas recipes with you today in Kendra’s, Joy In Our Home: Christmas Festival Blog Tour. This week long tour showcases Christmas mantels, vignettes, recipes, porches, and tablescapes.
At the end of my post, you will find links to each beautiful post for every theme. Have fun checking out all the fantastic Christmas inspiration! Today, I’m excited to welcome you to Hidden Acres Farm and my kitchen. We are going to bake some cookies.
Cookies Make the Holidays Even Sweeter
It’s the most wonderful time of the year y’all… The holiday season. That means lots of time will be spent in the warm, cozy kitchen cooking many family favorites for the holidays. One of my favorite things about baking at Christmastime is baking with the kids.
Every year, right after Labor Day, inevitably one of the kids will say, “You know what time it is!? It’s time for cookies!” Now, don’t get the wrong impression. We don’t only have cookies at the farm from September to December. I bake cookies all year round. However, there are a couple of cookie recipes that I have created over the years that have become true family favorites and they are extra special during the holiday season. One of those recipes is DEFINITELY Iced Ginger Cookies.
Here are a couple more of our favorites:
Baking these cookies at the farm every year for the holidays has become a family tradition.
My favorite thing about this Iced Ginger Cookie recipe is that it’s foolproof. Yup, I said it, “Foolproof.” These cookies come out perfectly, every time. I promise! You’ll just have to try them and see for yourself.
What’s in Iced Ginger Cookies
- Granulated sugar
- Salted butter
- All-purpose flour
- Baking soda
- Sea salt
- Ground ginger
- Ground cloves
- Powdered sugar
- Vanilla Extract
How to Make Iced Ginger Cookies
First, in a medium-size mixing bowl cream the sugar and butter until they are light and fluffy. Next, blend the egg and molasses into them. Then, in a larger bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, and spices until combined. Slowly, add the dry ingredients to the butter and sugar mixture and blend them well.
With the cookie dough made, fill a shallow bowl with granulated sugar. Using a spoon, scoop out enough dough to make a 1 to 1 1/2 inch round ball. Roll the dough between your hands to make a ball and then roll it in the granulated sugar.
The dough balls are arranged on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Leaving enough room between them to allow for the cookies to spread while baking. They are baked until they’re golden brown and then transferred to a rack to cool.
While the cookies cool, the icing is made by combining the powdered sugar with water and vanilla extract. Mix it well until smooth. If the icing seems too thick, add a little water, just a little bit at a time.
Finally, the icing is spread or drizzled over the cookies using a knife or a baggie with the corner snipped off. Once the icing has had time to set, the pumpkin spice cookies are ready to enjoy.
Have yourself a merry little Christmas.
I hope you and your family enjoy this recipe as much as my family and I do. Thank you so much for joining me in the kitchen today, I had so much fun sharing this recipe with y’all.
My sweet friend, Bethany, Crisp Collective has got another incredible recipe to share with you next. Be sure to head over to her wonderful blog and check out what deliciousness she’s mixing up in her kitchen. If you are looking for more Christmas cookie recipes, you may also want to check out my post, Christmastime is Here: Time for Sugar Cookies. Enjoy! Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!
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Mantels on MondayWhite Arrows Home | Repurpose and Upcycle | Timeless Creations
Lemons to Lovely | Pennies From Heaven Home | One Happy Housewife
Vignettes on TuesdayJoy In Our Home | anderson + grant | Kingsbury Brook Farm
My Creative Days | Poofing the Pillows | CityGirlMeetsFarmBoy
Recipes on WednesdayLife Love Larson | Cali Girl In A Southern World | Crisp Collective
Love In My Oven | Countryside Cravings | Curly Crafty Mom
Front Porches on ThursdayMaking it in the Mountains | Elizabeth Joan Designs |Country Girl Home
Little Brags | The Homemaking Momma | Lemons, Lavender, & Laundry
Tablescapes on FridayCelebrate & Decorate | Noting Grace | 2 Bees in a Pod
The Crowned Goat | Dining Delight | The Neutral Nest Interiors
I have just been thinking that I’d like to try a recipe like this. Ginger cookies filled with molasses and all the wonderful spices sound just perfect for Christmas. 🙂
Thank you so much, Stacey! These cookies are definitely a family favorite and they come out perfectly every time which is a huge bonus for a novice baker, such as myself. I hope you give them a try and love them as much as we do. Merry Christmas!
These cookies look delicious! I’m always looking for new recipes – can’t wait to try this one!
Thank you, Jen! This recipe is incredibly easy and a real fan favorite. It’s hard to just eat one. I hope you give it a try and if you do, I hope y’all love it as much as we do. Merry Christmas!
Such a great recipe my friend!!!!
Thank you so much, Kelly! Merry Christmas!
We,too, love those ginger cookies. Can’t wait to indulge in the festivities!!, Love the tour and to see what everyone is doing to celebrate the season. Everything looks so beautiful and anxious to get together once again..
Thank you so much, Carol! We’ll be making extra cookies this year. ;o) We can’t wait to share Christmas with y’all! It’s going to be magical! See you soon!
Thank you for sharing this recipe!! They sound amazing!!
You’re so very welcome, Lindsay! I hope you enjoy them as much as my family and I do. Merry Christmas!
I love Ginger Cookies, thanks for the recipe! Now to actually get to the baking part of christmas – can’t wait!
If you love Ginger Cookies, I think you will adore this recipe, Kristen. I hope once you start to bake for Christmas you give this recipe a try. If you do, hopefully you love these cookies as much as I do. Merry Christmas!
These look and sound amazing Meeghan!! Perfect for Christmas! Hope you have a Merry Christmas, my friend!
Thank you so much, Valerie! I hope you had a very Merry Christmas and that your new year is off to a great start. Wishing you all the best in 2018.
I love ginger cookies at Christmas. These look so good!
Thank you so much!
These look absolutely delicious Meeghan! That icing especially! Love baking this time of year too! Thanks so much for joining me on this blog tour! Merry Christmas!
Thank you, Kendra! I hope you had a very Merry Christmas and that 2018 brings you all the very best. Happy New Year!
You had me at “ginger” – love it and these cookies sound delish! You’ve laid out the recipe in such an easy to follow manner that even I , a NON-baker think I could try it. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you, Lori! I appreciate your kind words and incredibly thoughtful comments very much! I hope you had a Merry Christmas. I wish you all the best in 2018.
Oh Meeghan, these look and sound simply delightful! Definitely drool worthy! 🙂
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Thank you so much, Meg! I hope you had a very Merry Christmas. Wishing you and yours all the best in the new year. May 2018 be filled with lots of love, happiness, success, and good health for y’all. XO
These iced ginger cookies look so good! I was just thinking yesterday how I am excited the kids are out of school next week and we should spend one morning baking! I am sure these make your house smell amazing, too!
Thank you, Carrie! These cookies do make your house smell amazing. Enjoy baking with your children. Happy Holidays!
Oh, I love the iced ginger cookies- I remember making them with you in Colorado for Christmas! The boys love them, I’m going to need to make these this week!!!!
They are definitely a family favorite! I hope you had the chance to make them again this year, Elizabeth. Can’t wait to see y’all again soon! Happy New Year! XO
These looks so fantastic!
Thank you so much Tara!
I miss seeing your beautiful photos and am so excited to read your blog! These cookies sound delicious! My husband loves ginger so I will have to try them out! Enjoy your baking!! Merry Christmas my friend!❤️Sheri
Hi Sheri! Thank you for your kind words. I am so happy you visited me here on the blog! I hope you enjoyed the recipe if you did try it. I also hope you and your family had a very Merry Christmas. Happy New Year! I wish you all the best in 2018. I hope you will continue to come visit my blog. I would love to stay in touch, my friend.
I’m eating gingerbread right now! This recipe sounds delicious, I’ll have to try it.
Thank you so much, Shawna! I hope you enjoy the recipe.
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