3 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 ground ginger
1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 cup softened butter
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup molasses
1 teaspoon lemon zest
3 3/4 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup egg whites
Step #1: Put on a fabulously sparkly gold ring!
Step #2: Adorn your arms with these adorable gold glitter bangles by Betsey Johnson!
Step #3: Sift together your dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, salt, ground ginger, ground cinnamon and ground cloves).
Step #4: In a separate bowl use an electric mixer to beat butter, sugar and egg until fluffy. Add molasses and lemon zest and mix well.
Step #5: Add flour mixture and stir with a wooden spoon.
Step #6: Separate dough into four equal parts, wrap in plastic and refrigerate overnight.
Step #7: Roll dough out between two pieces of wax paper.
Step #8: Cut out your gingerbread man (or woman!)
Step #9: Grease a cookie sheet and place a lollipop stick behind your cookies. Bake at 375 degrees for 6-8 minutes. Makes about 7 dozen!
Step #10: Make your icing by combining powdered sugar and egg whites in a mixer on high.
Step #11: Fill pastry bag with icing and use a #3 tip (or snip a tiny corner off of a Ziploc bag if you don't have a pastry bag). Outline the edge of your cookie.
Step #12: Decorate your cookie with cinnamon buttons or whatever strikes your fancy!
And if you're looking for our festive Gingerbread Martini recipe, go here!
PS: Don't forget to enter our Lilly Pulitzer giveaway!!!
And, of course, we're in the midst of our 12 Days of Christmas Lilly Pulitzer Giveaway! You can enter to win this gorgeous "Shaken 'n Stirred" necklace today by commenting below and telling us what your favorite Christmas song is!
PS: The winner from yesterday's Lilly Pulitzer Giveaway is: Anne Hill! Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can send you your fab new necklace! YAYAYAYAY!!!