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Fruit Cake Cookies

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Gingerbread Cookies with Wintergreen, Vanilla and Peppermint Icing

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Mini-Gingerbread Men

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Wintergreen Iced Stars

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Christmas Trees with all three Icings

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.

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