Rating: 3.99 stars
494 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 195
  • 4 star values: 162
  • 3 star values: 86
  • 2 star values: 41
  • 1 star values: 10

Drizzles of lemony icing and sprinklings of sanding sugar give these simple gingerbread triangles their Christmas tree appearance and holiday flair.

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Ingredients

For the cookies:
For the icing:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Make cookies: In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, ginger, cloves, cinnamon, and salt. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat butter and granulated sugar on medium-high until creamy, 3 minutes. Add egg and beat to combine. Add molasses and beat to combine, scraping down bowl as needed. With mixer on low, gradually add flour mixture and beat until combined. Wrap dough in plastic and refrigerate until firm, 1 hour (or up to 3 days).

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees, with racks in upper and lower thirds. On a lightly floured work surface, roll out dough to a 1/4-inch thickness. With a sharp knife or cookie cutter, cut dough into small 2-inch-wide triangles. Arrange triangles, 1 inch apart, on two parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake until cookies are firm and golden at edges, 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool completely on sheets on wire racks.

  • Make icing: In a small bowl, combine lemon juice and confectioners' sugar and whisk until smooth. Drizzle icing over cooled cookies and sprinkle with sanding sugar, if desired.

Reviews (4)

494 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 195
  • 4 star values: 162
  • 3 star values: 86
  • 2 star values: 41
  • 1 star values: 10
Rating: 3 stars
12/25/2017
So.. you just sprinkle sugar on a cold cookie and it sticks? Should I use lemon juice, should i sprinkle the sugar before baking?
Rating: Unrated
02/21/2017
Can you freeze the cookies once baked?
Rating: Unrated
12/21/2012
I don't bother to review recipes unless they're truly fantastic. The spices in this cookie are dead-on. The lemon icing makes it even better. I made these for a cookie swap and a gingerbread fanatic said that these were her favorite. Hubs also loved them saying the lemon icing was a refreshing change. I will definitely be making these again thank you.
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Rating: Unrated
12/21/2012
I don't bother to review recipes unless they're truly fantastic. The spices in this cookie are dead-on. The lemon icing makes it even better. I made these for a cookie swap and a gingerbread fanatic said that these were her favorite. Hubs also loved them saying the lemon icing was a refreshing change. I will definitely be making these again thank you.