If you’re looking for ginger cookies that go beyond the gingerbread man, welcome these dainty, one-bite cookies that pack a spicy punch.
The combination of lemon rind, candied ginger, molasses, and cloves ensures these easy-to-make cookies are requested for every holiday dessert bar. The sparkly sugar coating balances the spice from ginger in these little gems.
Make the dough weeks in advance and freeze it. Then slice and bake as you need them!
WHAT IS AN ICEBOX COOKIE?
Like many butter-based cookies, icebox cookies start by creaming butter and sugar together, adding egg and then flour, along with any spices or flavorings.
Instead of dropping the dough onto cookie sheets, you form it into cylinders and refrigerate or freeze them until firm. Truth be told, many drop cookies can be turned into slice-and-bakes, including chocolate chip cookies!
KEEP YOUR DOUGH COLD
Icebox cookies need to be cold when you slice