Soft Molasses Cookies with Orange Sugar and Ginger Cream Cheese Frosting

Description:

Ingredients:

Molasses Cookies:
⅓ cup granulated sugar
2 and ¼ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 and ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 and ½ teaspoons ground ginger
½ teaspoon ground cloves
¼ teaspoon ground allspice
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
¼ teaspoon salt
12 tablespoons unsalted butter room temperature
⅓ cup packed dark brown sugar
1 large egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup dark molasses

Orange Sugar:
zest of 1 orange approx 2 tablespoons
½ cup granulated sugar

Ginger Cream Cheese Frosting:
2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons unsalted butter room temperature
2 ounces cream cheese room temperature
2 tablespoons heavy cream
½ teaspoon ground ginger