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Gingerbread Snowflake Cookies

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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.

Snowflake Cookies packaged for Gifts

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.

Gingerbread Snowflake cookies stacked together

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.

Snowflake Cookies with Icing

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.

Close up decorated gingerbread snowflake cookie

Ingredients for Gingerbread Snowflake Cookies

  • Unsalted sweet cream butter
  • Sugar
  • Molasses
  • Egg
  • Water
  • Flour
  • Ground ginger
  • Ground nutmeg
  • Allspice
  • Egg whites
  • Cream of tarter
  • Vanilla
  • Powder sugar
  • White sanding sugar

Iced Snowflake Cookies

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.

Cut Out Gingerbread snowflake cookies

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.

Decorated gingerbread snowflakes

Servings: 24

Gingerbread Snowflake Cookies

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
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.


  • 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


  1. Preheat oven to 350 and line cookie sheet with parchment paper
  2. Using a standing mixer, beat together the butter, sugar, and molasses
  3. Add in the water and mix until combined
  4. In a large bowl, combine the flour, and the spices
  5. Gradually mix in the dry ingredients into the wet
  6. Roll dough out on a floured surface to 1/4 inch in thickness
  7. Using snowflake cookie cutters, cut out your shapes
  8. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes
  9. Allow to cool completely


  1. Using the standing mixer, combine the egg whites, cream of tarter, vanilla and powder sugar and mix until combined and stiff peaks form
  2. Scoop icing into the piping bag
  3. Decorate your cookies how ever you want.
  4. Sprinkle the white sanding sugar onto a plate
  5. Dip the cookie, icing into the sugar
  6. Place onto a cookie sheet to allow dry for 30 minutes before enjoying.
Nutrition Facts
Gingerbread Snowflake Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 185 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 17mg6%
Sodium 11mg0%
Potassium 134mg4%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 128IU3%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Easy Gingerbread Snowflake Cookies

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