Frosted Spice Cookie


Frosted Spice Cookies

Frosted Spice Cookies

This recipe has been handed down through many generations of my husband’s family.  These cookies were always in his grandmother’s cookie jar when he’d visit.  Today, he enjoys them more than ever – and so I do.


Frosted Spice Cookie Recipe

Frosted Spice Cookie

1 cup butter, softened

1 cup sugar

1 cup molasses

1 egg

1 cup buttermilk

6 cups flour

1 Tbsp. baking powder

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. ground ginger

½ tsp. salt

1 cup chopped walnuts

1 cup golden raisins

1 cup chopped dates

Frosting:   3 ¾ cups confectioners’ sugar

1/3 cup orange juice

2 Tbsp. butter, melted

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Beat in egg; beat in molasses and buttermilk.  Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.  Stir in walnuts, raisins and dates.  Chill for 2 hours or until easy to handle.

On a floured surface, roll out dough to ¼ inch thickness.  Cut with a 2 ½ inch round cookie cutter

Place on greased baking sheets.  Bake at 350 F. for 12-15 minutes.  Cool completely.

For frosting, beat all ingredients in a small bowl until smooth.  Spread over cooled cookies; let dry completely.            5-6 dozen

(Recipe for Frosted Spice Cookies came from Taste of Home (


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