Cookies ▢¾ cup butter softened ▢1 cup dark brown sugar ▢1 egg ▢½ cup molasses ▢3 cups all purpose flour ▢1 teaspoon baking soda ▢¼ teaspoon salt ▢1 teaspoon ginger ▢2 teaspoon cinnamon ▢¼ teaspoon clove ▢¼ teaspoon nutmeg Royal Icing ▢2.5 tablespoon meringue powder ▢¼ cup water ▢¼ teaspoon cream of tartar ▢½ lb powdered sugar ▢food color if you are tinting the icing
Separate dough into two sections. Roll out on a floured board with a rolling pin until it is 1.4 inch thick.
Using a cookie cutter, cut into shapes. Transfer to a cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 8-9 minutes. Cool on wire rack until completely cool.
Transfer to a piping bag and pipe icing onto cooled cookies. Let cookies dry completely, about 2 hours.