Recipe originally published on KetovangelistKitchen.com on 12/11/20. It has been lightly edited for re-publication.
These cookies are a huge hit with my son. Now, if you've paid attention at all to this site, that tidbit will indicate to you that they must be pretty darned good because, as I have stated repeatedly, my son is the pickiest human being to ever live.
To me, these cookies are kind of a nice cross between gingerbread and a molasses cookie. They are sturdy enough to cut into shapes and hold up well, but they've got a nice, soft-ish texture inside. I prefer them naked, but my kids both demanded icing so I complied.
You are free to use as much heavy cream as you'd like in the icing to make it as thick or thin as your prefer. My kids aren't patient enough to allow me to get this to piping consistency and make fancy designs, so I use just enough cream to make it spreadable and begin slathering as quickly as humanly possible. If your family is more patient, you can take the time to make them pretty. In my house, I can barely get the icing on before they start disappearing!