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If you are looking for a great seasonal holiday treat this year, these gingerbread snowflake cookies are a good fit. I think I have said this before, but I am definitely not a cook.
Luckily, this doesn’t stop Target from selling me the supplies to make an attempt.
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Overall, I think these cookies turned out well. If you are just looking for the recipe, feel free to scroll on down to the bottom for a pretty printable recipe. Otherwise, I wanted to share our experience making these.
First, you want to mix up some of your “wet” ingredients (butter, sugar, and molasses). I have never worked with molasses, and honestly it was a little weird.
I am pretty sure that as a child, it would have been unlikely that I would have eaten gingerbread cookies if I knew what they looked like during the process.
Alas, my daughter had a lot of fun helping mix it all up.
After that, most of the “dry” ingredients get mixed. This part is a little more messy (mostly because the toddler spilled flour all over the floor), but it’s easy-peasy.
After this, you can mix your wet and dry stuff together, cut out the cookies, and throw them in the oven!
My daughter got a little excited over the different cookie-cutter options, so we didn’t stick with boring snowflakes. I wish I would have taken some pictures of what she created, as it was definitely more interesting.
Either way, I hope you enjoy these gingerbread snowflake cookies! Let me know how it went below in the comments.
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- 1/2 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
- 1/2 C sugar
- 1/2 C molasses
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 C cold water
- 3 1/2 C flour
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp allspice
- Different sizes of snowflake gingerbread cookies
- 2 egg whites
- 1/4 tsp cream of tarter
- 1/4 tsp vanilla
- 2 1/4 C powder sugar
- 1 disposable piping bag with #2 tip
- White sanding sugar
Preheat oven to 350 and line cookie sheet with parchment paper
Using a standing mixer, beat together the butter, sugar, and molasses
Add in the water and mix until combined
In a large bowl, combine the flour, and the spices
Gradually mix in the dry ingredients into the wet
Roll dough out on a floured surface to 1/4 inch in thickness
Using snowflake cookie cutters, cut out your cookies
Bake in the oven for 10 minutes
Allow to cool completely
Using the standing mixer, combine the egg whites, cream of tarter, vanilla and powder sugar and mix until combined and stiff peaks form
Scoop icing into the piping bag
Decorate your cookies however you want.
Sprinkle the white sanding sugar onto a plate
Dip the cookie, icing into the sugar
Place onto a cookie sheet to allow dry for 30 minutes before eating.