Combine flour, spices and baking powder; set aside. Beat cream cheese, brown sugar, molasses, butter and vanilla in large bowl with mixer until blended. Gradually add flour mixture, mixing well after each addition. Divide dough in half; shape each in ball. Flatten slightly. Wrap individually in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 1 hour.
Heat oven to 350ºF. Roll out 1 dough piece on lightly floured surface to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut into star shapes using 2-inch cookie cutter, rerolling scraps as necessary. Place, 1 inch apart, on parchment-covered baking sheets. Repeat with remaining dough.
Bake 12 to 15 min. or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets 1 min. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.
Mix powdered sugar and water until blended; spread onto cookies.
Plan ahead and balance your food choices throughout the day so you can enjoy a serving of these spiced cookies.
The dough for these delicious cookies can be prepared ahead of time. Place each flattened dough piece in separate freezer-weight resealable plastic bag; seal bag and freeze up to 1 month. Thaw in refrigerator overnight before rolling out, cutting into shapes and baking as directed.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.5g
Saturated Fat 2g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 11g
Dietary Fiber 0g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.