Make sure you cool your cookies before you frost them. Don't take them straight from the oven and scarf one without expecting to burn a few taste buds like SOME people
( me ).
When they cool just pipe a little glaze on. Or you can dunk the whole cookie if you want to get crazy with it. I'll support you in that!
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon ground ginger
1 3/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
1 large egg
1/2 cup molasses
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
If you have a kitchen aid mixer with a paddle, I highly recommend using it! Cream butter and brown sugar together, add egg until mixed completely. In a separate bowl sift together flour, backing powder, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves. Make sure the dry ingredients are mixed together. Add molasses and vanilla to butter mixture. Slowly incorporate dry mixture. Once everything is mixed well together wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate dough for 1 hour, remove from fridge and let it sit at room temp for 30 minutes.
Flour your surface and rolling pin, roll dough out to about 1/4 inch and use whichever cookie cutters you'd like. (you can even make little smiling men if you're in to that)
Bake for 7min (for soft) and up to 11min (for crunchy) at 375.
2 tablespoons softened butter (just use the two you have left over from the cookies)
1 tablespoon half and half
1 teaspoon vanilla
Powdered sugar ( eye ball it to desired consistency)