Chewy Citrus Gingerbread Cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
Whether you use orange or meyer lemons, this citrus twist on gingerbread cookies is absolutely amazing!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gingerbread cookies
Servings: 24
Calories: 151 kcal
Author: Karlynn Johnston
Ingredients
  • 2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup fancy molasses
  • 2 tbsp citrus juice orange lemon or Meyer Lemon
  • 1 tbsp citrus zest
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp citrus zest
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat your oven to 350 °F.
  2. Whisk together the dry ingredients and set aside.
  3. Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg followed by the molasses and citrus juice & zest.
  4. Mix in dry ingredients until they are thoroughly incoporated.
  5. Combine the white sugar and zest and place in a bowl.
  6. Roll the dough into one inch balls and swirl around the in white sugar/zest mixture unti coated.
  7. Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet 2 inches apart and bake for 10-12 minutes, until the edges are crispy and set.
  8. Remove from the oven and cool on the sheets.
Nutrition Facts
Chewy Citrus Gingerbread Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 151 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 124mg 5%
Potassium 70mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 23g 8%
Sugars 13g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 3.7%
Calcium 1.3%
Iron 4.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.