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RECIPE # 4208 - GINGER COOKIES WITH BUTTERCREAM FROSTING, Monday, October 6, 2008

RECIPE # 4208 - GINGER COOKIES WITH BUTTERCREAM FROSTING, Monday, October 6, 2008

CREATED Oct 6, 2008

BRIGITTE HOHMAN / GRACEY'S GOURMET COOKIES

4 cups flour

4 tsps. baking soda

2 tsps. cinnamon

1 tsp. ground ginger

1 tsp. ground cloves

(mix all and set aside)

3 sticks of margarine

1/2 cup molasses

2 cups sugar

2 eggs

Melt the margarine, add to the eggs, molasses, and sugar. Fold in dry mixture. Store in a plastic container.  Refrigerate for at least 3-4 hours.  Line cookie sheets with parchment paper and use a scoop to roll out balls.  Dip ginger balls into sugar and place on cookie sheet.  Bake at 350 degrees for 9-10 minutes. Take out when cookies are high and puffy.

Buttercream Frosting

1 stick plus 3 tsp. butter

1/2 tsp. vanilla

1 egg yolk

1/2 tsp baking soda

2-2/3 cup confectioners sugar

1 tbsp. milk

Melt butter and add to egg, soda, vanilla and milk. Gently add the confectioners sugar. Beat until creamy.