Lemony Ginger Drops

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36 cookies

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Adjust two racks to divide the oven into thirds.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375 deg.
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  4. Lightly grease two baking sheets.
  5. In a medium-size bowl, with a whisk, combine the flour, baking soda, lemon zest, salt, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves until thoroughly mixed.
  6. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer at medium-high speed, beat the sugar, shortening, molasses, water, and egg until creamy, 1 to 2 minutes.
  7. With the mixer at medium-low speed, gradually add the flour mixture, beating just until blended.
  8. Let stand for 5 minutes before dropping by rounded teaspoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheets, spacing the drops about 2 inches apart.
  9. Bake for 8 to 12 minutes until the edges are pale golden brown.
  10. Reverse the baking sheets on the racks and from front to back once during baking.
  11. With a wide turner, immediately transfer the cookies to wire racks to cool completely.
  12. While the cookies are cooling, make the icing.
  13. In a small bowl, beat together the confectioners' sugar, lemon zest, butter, and lemon juice.
  14. Gradually add the milk until the mixture reaches a good spreading consistency.
  15. With a small spatula or a butter spreader, spread thinly over the cooled cookies.
  16. Let set until the icing hardens, about 1 hour.
  17. Store in a tightly covered container, separating the layers with sheets of waxed paper.

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