If you’ve never paired ginger and lemon together, you are in for a special treat! These delicious Ginger Cookies are topped with a lemon cream that tastes AMAZING!
Lemon Ginger Cookies have always been one of my favorite store-bought treats and this homemade version is absolutely divine! I took my favorite ginger cookies recipe and simply dressed them up with a homemade lemon curd buttercream. The result is a soft, sweet cookie that just might become your new favorite holiday treat!
Ginger Cookies Recipe with Lemon Cream
for the Gingersnap Cookies :
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup white sugar
- 3/4 cup margarine softened
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1/4 cup molasses
- 2 tablespoons white sugar
for the Lemon Curd Buttercream :
- 2/3 cup of lemon curd homemade or store-bought
- 1/2 cup butter softened
- 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon milk half-and-half, or heavy cream
for the Gingersnap cookies :
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Sift together the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt. Set aside.
In a large bowl, cream together the margarine and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, then stir in the water and molasses.
Gradually stir the sifted ingredients into the molasses mixture.
Shape dough into walnut sized balls, and roll them in the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar.
Place the cookies 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet, and flatten slightly.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.
Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
for Lemon Curd Buttercream:
Using a hand mixer, whip the butter and curd together until light and fluffy.
Add the remaining ingredients and mix until smooth, adding additional milk if a runnier consistency of frosting is desired.
Ginger Lemon Creme Cookie Assembly
Once the cookies have cooled completely, spread the buttercream on top and enjoy!
Our favorite homemade lemon curd is this one here –
I love these ginger lemon creme cookies, and everyone I have shared them with does too!
Give them a try and let us know what you think!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Amanda Jenks is the delicious blogger from The Taste Tester. She was on the contributing team of Somewhat Simple in 2013.