I love gingerbread cookies, and yet I never seem to eat them.  I think it’s mainly because more often than not people have sugar cookies or chocolate chip cookies around – have you noticed that?  Well…today I am going to share these Gingerbread Snowflake Cookies with you!

Don’t forget to check out the other holiday cookies I shared around Christmas – iced cookie presents, snowman face cookies and winter mittens! Gingerbread Snowflake Cookies PDF recipe

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Gingerbread Snowflake Cookies

Gingerbread Ingredients:

  • 3 C flour
  • 1-1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 TBSP ground ginger
  • 1-3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 6 TBSP unsalted butter, room temp
  • 3/4 C brown sugar
  • 1 egg. room temp
  • 1/2 C molasses
  • 2 tsp vanilla

Icing Ingredients:

  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 C powder sugar
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar

Gingerbread Snowflake Cookies (2)

Gingerbread  Cookie Directions:

  • Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves until well blended.
  • Beat butter, brown sugar, and egg on medium speed until well blended. Next add molasses, vanilla and continue to mix until well blended.
  • Gradually add then stir in the dry ingredients until blended and smooth.
  • Divide dough in half and wrap them in cling wrap and let stand at room temperature for at least 2 hours. (If this is too sticky, put the dough into the refrigerator for an hour or two.)
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line the  cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Put a half of the dough on a lightly floured cutting board.
  • Sprinkle flour over dough and rolling pin. Roll dough to about 1/4-inch.
  • Use additional flour to avoid sticking if necessary.
  • Cut out cookies with the snowflake cookie cutter.
  • When putting the unbaked cookies on the cookie sheet make sure that they do not touch.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 7-10 minutes.
  • Remove cookie sheet from oven allowing the cookies to cool before moving to the wire rack.

Icing Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl mixing on medium speed for 4 minutes. (except your food coloring)
  • If icing is not stiff enough add 1/4 C powder sugar.
  • Spoon the icing into a piping bag with a #2 tips…. twist the open end of the bag to push the icing to the tip.
  • Refer to the details on the cookies to decorate your own.
  • Draw a white icing line from the center of the snowflake out to each edge of the snowflake.
  • Also with the white icing draw accent lines.