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Gingerbread Cookies With Cream Cheese Frosting

Simple holiday sweetness

Courtesy of In The Raw® brand

Gingerbread men are classic Christmas cookies, but if you don't have a gingerbread man cookie cutter, this recipe is perfect. 

Courtesy of In The Raw brand

Ingredients

For the cookies

  • 2 1/4 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 Teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 Teaspoon grated or ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 Teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 Cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Stevia In The Raw Bakers Bag
  • 1/3 Cup unsulfured molasses
  • 1/4 Cup apple sauce
  • 1 inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1 large egg

For the frosting

  • 4 Ounces cold cream cheese, cut into cubes
  • 1/2 stick (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 Cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1/4 Cup Stevia In The Raw Bakers Bag
  • 1/2 Teaspoon vanilla

Directions

For the cookies

In a medium bowl, whisk to combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, allspice, nutmeg, and cloves.

In a large bowl, whisk to combine brown sugar, Stevia In The Raw, molasses, applesauce, ginger, and egg.

Fold dry ingredients into wet ingredients just until combined.

Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 350℉.

Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

Use a tablespoon to scoop out dough.

Roll dough into balls, place on baking sheet with 1” space between cookies, and very slightly flatten them with your palm.

Bake until puffy and set, 12-15 minutes.

Let cool completely.

For the frosting

For frosting, in a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat cream cheese on medium speed until very smooth.

With mixer running, add butter a little at a time, beating constantly.

Add powdered sugar, Stevia In The Raw, and vanilla and beat just until smooth.

Use a small offset spatula to spread frosting on top of cookies.