These Gingerbread Snowflake Cookies are not just beautiful but absolutely delicious! A great addition to your holiday cookie platter, these are worth every minute working to bake and decorate them.
Gingerbread Snowflake Cookies
This time of year, I want gingerbread all the time. But I don’t want to eat it the same way all the time. These Gingerbread Snowflake cookies are a fun twist to the traditional gingerbread men.
If you haven’t noticed, we love gingerbread around here. In fact, this year I have bombarded you with amazing gingerbread recipes like my Gingerbread Monkey Bread, Gingerbread Thumbprint Cookies, Gingerbread Poke Cake, and Moist Gingerbread Layer Cake Recipe.
How Do I Keep My Gingerbread Snowflakes from Breaking?
When you are storing the gingerbread snowflakes, you don’t want them to break on you. The best way I have found to keep the gingerbread snowflakes from breaking is to use a piece of wax paper between the layers of cookies. As you lay the cookies down in a storage container, add a piece of wax paper or even parchment paper between each layer. This gives them more support.
Do These Have to Be Snowflake Shaped?
When you make these cookies, the recipe can actually be made into whatever shape you like. You can use different shaped cutters, like make Gingerbread Christmas Trees or Gingerbread Santas or stockings.
Ingredients for Gingerbread Snowflake Cookies
- Unsalted sweet cream butter
- Ground ginger
- Ground nutmeg
- Egg whites
- Cream of tarter
- Powder sugar
- White sanding sugar
How to Make Snowflake Cookies
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Then, in your mixer, you will cream together the butter, sugar, and molasses. Add in the water and mix well.
Now, in a bowl, you will combine the flour and spices and whisk to blend. Next, you will slowly add the flour mixture into the wet ingredients until the dough forms.
Roll out the dough onto a clean and floured surface until it is 1/4″ thick. Next, use your chosen snowflake cutter to cut into shapes and place onto a baking sheet.
Bake these for around 10 minutes and then set aside to cool completely.
How to Decorate Snowflake Cookies
First, you need to make the icing. Combine the egg whites, cream of tartar, vanilla, and powder sugar and mix until it forms stiff peaks.
Scoop the icing into a piping bag. Then decorate the cookies however you like and then sprinkle sanding sugar on the cookies.
Place on a cookie sheet and allow to dry for 30 minutes.
Gingerbread Snowflake Cookies
- 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
- 2 egg whites
- 1/4 tsp cream of tarter
- 1/4 tsp vanilla
- 2 1/4 C powder sugar
- 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 shapes
- 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 how ever 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 enjoying.
- snowflake cookie cutters ranging in sizes from small to large
- 1 disposable piping bag with number 2 tip