These buttery spicy Ginger Orange Shortbread Cookies are terrific on their own or you can bump them up a notch with the addition of a creamy orange frosting to sandwich them together.
1 cup butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar (i.e. icing sugar or confectioners sugar)
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp molasses
2 cups flour
3 tsp powdered ginger
Fold dry ingredients into the creamed butter and sugar until a soft dough forms.
Roll the dough out to about a 1/4 inch thick on a sheet of parchment paper and cut the dough into about 1×3 inch rectangles. Bake on a cookie sheet at 300 degrees F for about 25 minutes.
If desired sandwich together with orange frosting.
This frosting should be very stiff but spreadable. If you think it’s too thick, you may add a few drops of milk at a time to bring it to the right consistency.