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Ginger Cookies with Egg Nog Frosting Recipe

A ginger cookie with eggnog frosting and it made the ultimate holiday treat!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas Cookies, Cookies, Ginger cookies
Servings: 42
Calories: 258kcal

Equipment

  • Mixing Bowl
  • Baking Sheet

Ingredients

Cookies

  • 1 ½ cups shortening butter flavor
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup molasses
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla
  • 4 ½ cups flour
  • 1 Tablespoon ginger
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon cloves
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Frosting

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 5 Tablespoons egg nog
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla
  • 4 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, cream together shortening, water and sugars.
  • Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each one.
  • Add molasses and vanilla.
  • In a separate bowl, combine flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt.
  • Add dry ingredients to wet mixture and stir until combined.
  • Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place on ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes or until cookies are set up; let cool completely.
  • To make the frosting, beat shortening in a large bowl until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in eggnog, vanilla extract and powdered sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Spread on cooled cookies and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 258kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 88mg | Potassium: 88mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg