/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup molasses
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 cup strawberry preserves
1 2/3 cups confectioners’ sugar
2 tablespoons water
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add egg; mix well.
Beat in molasses. Combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and
ginger; add to creamed mixture and mix well. (The dough will be very
stiff.) Cover and chills several hours or overnight. On a lightly
floured surface, roll dough to 1/8-in. thickness; cut into 2-1/4-in.
to 2-1/2-in circles. Place 1/2 teaspoon preserves on half of the
circles; top with remaining circles. Pinch edges together to seal.
Place on greased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes
or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack. Combine glaze
ingredients and frost cooled cookies.