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Ginger Cookies with Orange Glaze

Rated as 3 out of 5 Stars

"These are deliciously soft, chewy cookies. They are wonderful for Christmas plates and bake sales because they don't fall apart easily. Garnish with decorative pearls if desired."
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43 m servings 203 cals
Original recipe yields 24 servings (24 large cookies)


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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Mix flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and salt together in a large bowl.
  3. Combine brown sugar, oil, molasses, egg, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer until smooth. Pour over flour mixture; mix until a dough forms.
  4. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and arrange on ungreased baking sheets.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until firm, 8 to 9 minutes. Let cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  6. Place shortening in a large microwave-safe bowl. Heat in the microwave until melted, about 1 minute.
  7. Stir confectioners' sugar and orange extract into the melted shortening. Mix in milk a little at a time until glaze runs smoothly off the end of a spoon. Add 1/4 teaspoon salt. Spoon glaze over cooled cookies.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 203 calories; 8.3 g fat; 31.1 g carbohydrates; 1.5 g protein; 8 mg cholesterol; 185 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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6.28.17 I used a small 1” cookie scoop and ended up with 52 cookies which baked perfectly at 8 minutes. The texture of the cookie was soft and tender, very nice. If I were to make this recipe...