Preheat the oven to 180º C / 350º F
Preparation time: 15 minutes + decorating
Baking time: 12-15 minutes
- Butter the cookie sheets. Preheat the oven to 180° C (350° F). Sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, ginger and salt.
- Cream the butter. Add the sugar, eggs, one at a time, and the molasses. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients, mixing well after each addition.
- Form the dough into balls about 3/4" in diameter.
- Place them on cookie sheets and flatten with a glass. Bake for 12-15 minutes.
Round cookies can be used to make faces or jack o'lanterns. You can also use a cookie cutter if you prefer to make ghost cookies or other shapes.
Combine icing sugar with a little water; spread over the baked cooled cookie. Make eyes with icing colored red, green or black. You could also use a little piece of licorice.
Add some orange food coloring to your icing sugar-water icing. Transfer to a piping bag and draw the features. You could also stick little orange candies into the icing to make prominent eyes. Add a line of green icing to make the stem.
Add some black food coloring to your icing sugar-water icing. Transfer to a piping bag with a star tip with gold icing to decorate the hat, or choose mini candies. For the ribbon, use a contrasting color and a thin piping tip or a strip of licorice.
Photo from Williams Sonoma where you can order ginger spiced Mini Iced Halloween Cookies
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