Gingerbread Cookies with Wintergreen, Vanilla and Peppermint Icing

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Mini-Gingerbread Men

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Gingerbread Cookies

  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup molasses
  • 4 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda

Cream the brown sugar and butter.  Add the eggs one at a time, then the molasses.  In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, cinnamon, ginger, and baking soda.  Slowly blend the dry ingredients into the wet to make a stiff dough.  Divide dough in half, form two circles and refrigerate at least one hour.  Roll out dough and cut cookies.  Bake at 350°F for 5 minutes for mini-gingerbread men or 8-10 minutes for larger cookies.

Wintergreen Icing

  • 1 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 1/2 tsp wintergreen extract
  • 2-3 tsp water
  • 1 drop red food coloring

Wintergreen berries are pinkish red, so this icing is a pale pink.  Stir together all ingredients to make a thick icing. 

Vanilla Icing

  • 1 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2-3 tsp water

Stir together all ingredients to make a thick icing.

Peppermint Icing

  • 1 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
  • 2-3 tsp water
  • 4 drops green food coloring

Stir together all ingredients to make a thick icing.

Decorate cool cookies by piping the icing on or drizzling it with a spoon.

4 Comments

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4 responses to “Gingerbread Cookies with Wintergreen, Vanilla and Peppermint Icing

  1. Too cute and I bet they’re yummy too!

  2. Marie

    Hey Ab, the cookies look yummy and so cute too!
    Have fun!
    xo

  3. Oh, these are beautiful, Abbie! Love the simplicity of them.

  4. Those little trees are adorable!

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